Visiting Artist 2013-2014
Jeff Gibbons received his MFA in Intermedia at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has most recently received the Dallas Museum of Art: Art Ball Prize. His work was exhibited at the Dallas Art Fair and included in the silent auction at the DMA’s sold-out fundraiser, the Art Ball. He has notably started artist collaborative Apophenia Underground with fellow artist Justin Ginsberg, who have received a great deal of attention for their curatorial projects in vacant spaces in Deep Ellum. Gibbons has had solo exhibitions at Oliver Francis Gallery, The McKinney Ave Contemporary, and 500x and has participated in several group exhibitions through various venues, including the Texas Biennial, the Dallas Biennial (online), El Centro College, and Conduit Gallery, Dallas, Tx.
I like books or movies where the main character becomes secluded somehow, showing a "real" manifestation of an already present internal loneliness. They usually accept their fates. Just like the toys in Toy Story 3. Woody accepted his death. What does a child retain when they see something they love embrace mortality? It seems similar to putting a loaded gun in their hands.
Dangerous, but sometimes completely necessary.