In these two new prints, MIRROR IN THE SKY and PLAY AMONG THE STARS, Gibson layers many patterns and colors to create rich mesmerizing compositions. As the titles reference the sky and the stars, one may begin to feel as if these pieces depict portals or moments of wonder that could appear in the sky on a clear day. The expertly layered patterns, as shapes recede into the background as additional patterns are applied, recognize our histories are always with us and foreground our current reality.
These new prints are built up through many layers of screen printed color and additional collage elements. In MIRROR IN THE SKY, the overlapping circles emanating out from the center were screen printed separately from the majority of the image, cut out, and collaged on. The collage elements in PLAY AMONG THE STARS are the arrowhead shapes in the center of the composition that do not fit within the linear or grid-based patterns that make up the rest of the image.
Jeffrey Gibson - Play Among The Stars - 2023
Jeffrey Gibson - Mirror In The Sky - 2023
These limited edition Jeffrey Gibson prints are now available at Tandem Press