Palm Springs, CA
Jeffrey Gibson, born in 1972 in Colorado, is a featured artist in the inaugural presentation of Desert X, the international art biennial in the Coachella Valley. He is repurposing a decommissioned blade from a windmill that will be installed to rise out of the museum’s lower-level sculpture garden. The blade will be 52 feet tall and painted to contain the phrases “We are living!” “I am alive,” “You are alive,” and “They are alive.”
Part Choctaw and part Cherokee, Gibson explores his Native American heritage and responds using a visual vocabulary that permeates his painting, sculpture, installation, video, and performance works.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.