Late Fragment (after Carver)

2012

Object

Artist

Jeffrey Gibson, Mississippi Band Choctaw, Cherokee, American, b. 1972
Born: Colorado
Work Locations: Brooklyn, NY; Hudson, NY

Culture

Object Info

Object: textile
Not currently on view
Object ID: 2013.72

Medium/Technique

Recycled painting, acrylic paint, steel studs, grommets, artificial sinew, glass beads, and agates

Credit

Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
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Dimensions

height: 84 in, 213.3600 cm; width: 110 in, 279.4000 cm

Department

Native Arts

Collection

Native Arts-American Indian Art

Known Provenance

purchased by Vicki and Kent Logan from the artist, 2013; gifted to Denver Art Museum 2013

Caption

Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw/Cherokee), Late Fragment (after Carver), 2012. Recycled painting, acrylic paint, steel studs, grommets, artificial sinew, glass beads, and agates; 84 x 110 in. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum. Photography courtesy of Denver Art Museum.

Extended Info

This work is a collage of the artist’s earlier paintings that he washed, glued, sewed, and grommeted together, drawing color and design inspiration from historic native arts. Gibson intends this work to be about regaining control and overcoming past failures. The title refers to writer Raymond Carver’s poem, Late Fragment, which expresses a sense of satisfaction with life.

Exhibition History

  • "Peekskill Project V"—Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 9/29/2012 - 7/28/2013
  • “Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer” — Denver Art Museum, 5/13/2018 – 8/12/2018