Friday November 10 to Thursday November 30, 2017
Depot Artspace, Auckland
Solace in Familiar Things explores our self-indulgent consumerist society where the products designed for an apparently innocent domestic market are often, ironically, the source of human suffering.
Gibson’s paintings observe characters in relation to a love for objects we so greedily consume and yet so readily dispose of. Oddly these objects become the accessories of our identity. Gibson makes sense of this anomaly by animating these objects and instilling in them characteristics that evoke emotional response.
These sometimes dark, ironic paintings, drawings and assemblages articulate and bring to life dichotomies which we somehow manage to either accommodate or ignore; pleasure-pain, addiction-attraction, hunger-gluttony, offering an opportunity for viewers to confront their personal contradictions.
Solace in Familiar Things is a collection of Gibson’s work in various media, including painting, sculpture, and drawing, all of which raise significant questions about our apparently consumer-driven society.
Date(s) - 10/11/2017 - 30/11/2017