Jeffrey Gibson "They Come From Fire" (Neues Glas)

Neues Glas No. 1/2023


An immersive, site-responsive installation by multimedia artist Jeffrey Gibson, They Come From Fire transforms the exterior windows on the facade of the museum's main building as well as its two-story interior Schnitzer Sculpture Court. This dynamic work celebrates Portland's Indigenous history, presence and vitality through the use of suspended glass panels, text, and photographic imagery created with Indigenous, BIPOC, LGBTQ+ artists, and other community members on and around the empty monument pedestals in the Park blocks in front of the museum. Gibson, a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and of Cherokee descent, is forging a multifarious practice that redresses the exclusion and erasure of Indigenous art traditions from the history of Western art as it explores the complexity and fluidity of identity. The artist worked with Bullseye Studio on the creation of 12 glass panels that are suspended in the museum's two-story Schnitzer Sculpture Court.


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Jeffrey Gibson They Come From Fire

15 Oct 2022 - 30 April 2023

Portland Art Museum, Portland, OR, USA

February 1, 2023