Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present "My Kitchen Table" by Chelsea Gibson. Chelsea Gibson paints portraits of home. Home for the upstate New York artist is not a static entity;
Lyons Wier Gallery is pleased to present “My Kitchen Table” by Chelsea Gibson.
Chelsea Gibson paints portraits of home. Home for the upstate New York artist is not a static entity; it cannot not be measured in square feet or valued in dollars. Rather, home is a feeling-something experienced-that roots itself in a person’s relationship to space, time, things, and people.
To capture and emit the performative sense of the home, Gibson loads many of her paintings with what some would call quotidian clutter, but that together speak volumes outside of the singular moment being painted. While all of Gibson’s subjects are in some ways defined by and also defining their surroundings, the real potency of the artist’s work resides in her own (seemingly unseen) presence. There is an intimacy in the paintings-a deeply personal and profound attachment to the people, things, and spaces depicted-that takes on an almost Proustian quality in the age of social media. In this way, the work is a meditation on life-on our relationship to our surroundings, but ultimately, on our relationship with ourselves.
Courtesy of Lyons Wier Gallery
january 2 (Wednesday) - 26 (Saturday)
Lyons Wier Gallery
542 West 24th Street New York, NY 10011
Lyons Wier Gallery 542 West 24th Street, New York, NY 10011