(っ◔◡◔)っ ♥Alicia Gibson: Backronym in a Sentence ♥
Grifter is pleased to announce Backronym in a Sentence, an exhibition of new work by Brooklyn based artist Alicia Gibson.
A symphony of poetic phrasing loops, hanging in the air, attached by color which is breathing. So much fluorescent transcends the imagery, a color sensation that challenges dimensionality. Shadows increase the weight of letters, outlines appear to be drawn around gravel, curved around natural splatter. A spill over words in a joking sense.
Witty nods to pop culture, pulp fiction, admiration, fantasy, pleasure, amusement, and fear. A hierarchy of experience that starts with a very particular kind of everydayness. The artist is a woman, the artist is an American. The artist collects craft supplies and objects of questionable beauty, marketed towards the American girl, traces of the 90s and the 2000s.
Inside the paintings, tiny flowers have migrated from a country store to create a border around a note-to-self using crude language. The quality of materials is varied the way raspberry jam differs from sand castle. Tiny, trivial treasures like plastic gemstones, glitter, seashells, stickers and costume jewelry decorate lists of things to do, make sense of, and remember.
Alicia Gibson received her BA from Boston College, a Post-Bac from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and an MFA from Hunter College. Solo exhibitions include Friend from Foe at Loyal Gallery, Stockholm (2017), Backseat Bingo at Marvin Gardens, New York (2017), and Purgatory Emporium at CANADA, New York (2016). Group and two person shows include; Howard’s, Derek Eller Gallery, Lyles & King, Stems Gallery, Rachel Uffner Gallery, Adams and Ollman, and Venus Over Los Angeles. Her work has been reviewed in Frieze, The New York Times, MOMUS, Hyperallergic and Art News.