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Gale Gibbs
updated: 05/15/2014
website: www.galegibbs.com
 
   
 
 
     
 
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The inside out of Ectopia
The Vigil
The Sewing Room
The Heavenly Learning Curve as taught to me by Betty Thrash
Eating Out
Irritating Red Bird in the House
Kidnapping of Venus
Orchard
the Birthday Party
The quietness of the last breath
Infestation
What to do if someone gets lost in the forest
Find me an idea
In search of the Healing House
Blue Moon
 
Portfolio Keywords:  abstract, conceptual, illustration, surreal, figurative, narrative, social criticism, fantasy, psychological, urban
 
 
The inside out of Ectopia by Gale Gibbs
The inside out of Ectopia
charcoal, pastel, graphite on paper
2013
26 " x  40 " 
The Vigil by Gale Gibbs
The Vigil
graphite, charcoal on paper
2012
20" x  30" 
The Sewing Room by Gale Gibbs
The Sewing Room
Graphite and pastel on paper
2012
24" x  18" 
The Heavenly Learning Curve as taught to me by Betty Thrash by Gale Gibbs
The Heavenly Learning Curve as taught to me by Betty Thrash
graphite and watercolor on paper
2012
28 " x  30 " 
Eating Out by Gale Gibbs
Eating Out
Pastel and graphite on paper
2011
18" x  24"  x 2" 
Irritating Red Bird in the House by Gale Gibbs
Irritating Red Bird in the House
Photograph from drawing
2011
14" x  11" 
Kidnapping of Venus by Gale Gibbs
Kidnapping of Venus
Pastel and graphite on paper
2012
24" x  18" 
Orchard by Gale Gibbs
Orchard
graphite and pastel on paper
2012
24" x  18" 
the Birthday Party by Gale Gibbs
the Birthday Party
c-print combined from drawing
2012
14" x  11" 
The quietness of the last breath by Gale Gibbs
The quietness of the last breath
graphite and crayola on paper
2010
18 " x  24 " 
Infestation by Gale Gibbs
Infestation
charcoal, graphite on paper
2009
24 " x  18 " 
What to do if someone gets lost in the forest by Gale Gibbs
What to do if someone gets lost in the forest
Charcoal, graphite watercolor
2014
42 " x  36 " 
Find me an idea by Gale Gibbs
Find me an idea
charcoal, graphite pastel on paper
2014
22 " x  30 " 
In search of the Healing House by Gale Gibbs
In search of the Healing House
watercolor and graphite on paper
2014
22 " x  30 " 
Blue Moon by Gale Gibbs
Blue Moon
graphite and watercolor on paper
2014
24" x  18" 

Artist Statement
  My images are a search to find and hold what we cannot hold.  They are a moment, a desire, a wish, or an impossible delusion. 

I have always been an artist searching for the fragmented snapshot that is capable of touching archetypal places in my mind. I search for images that can be at once humorous, forbidden, uncomfortable, and familiar.  My images can appear as if choreographed or as personal theater, a poetic verse, a harsh reality, a heavenly feeling – combining the “real” and the abstract, creating a psychological landscape.   As an artist, I find myself constantly conflicted between the abstract idea and the reality of the finished and tangible product.  These moments compel me to further explore, question, accept, and deny the realities of myself and the world I live in.

Artist Bio / CV
I was born and raised in Oklahoma. I have lived in Oklahoma, Texas and two years in Scotland.   I attended Cameron University in Oklahoma where I received a BFA.  I went on to study at the University of North Texas in Denton where I studied sculpture and was a TA.  My work has been selected for exhibitions by noted jurors: Donald Kuspit, James Surls, Marilyn S. Kushner,  Dr. Annegreth Nill,  Paul Zeppelin, Shirley Kassman, William H. Giles,  Marilyn Zeithlin, Mary Beebe,  Ofelia Garcia, Fritz Scholder and Dave Hickey.   I have received awards from various exhibitions.My work has been included in exhibitions including the , Hunting Art Prize, Houston, 2006, 47th Chautauqua National Exhibition of American Art, 2004, , Chautauqua Center for the Visual Arts, Chautauqua N.Y.,  Donald Kuspit, juror, Chautauqua, N.Y.  June 2004, WAVE Group Exhibition at the Museum of Brno in the Republic of Czech, Museum of the Great Plains “Heart and Soul of the Great Plains, Lawton, Oklahoma, and the 28th Beaux Arts Ball, Dallas Museum of Arts, Dallas, Texas.  I was also selected to show in the FORT SMITH ART QUEST 2000 Fort Smith Civic Center, Fort Smith, Arkansas January-June 2001 and to have a show with Beth Cartland in April 2002 at the Leslie Powell Gallery, Lawton, Oklahoma.   I have also had solo shows including the  Dallas Visual Art Center, Rose Learman Arts Center, Harrisburg, Pa., Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, Tn.,  Louisiana State University, Shreveport, La. 1992, Eastfield College, Mesquite, TX. l992 and Illinois Central College, Peoria, Illinois  l988Some publications that have included reviews are:  The Lawton Constitution, The Leaf Chronicle, (Clarksville, Tenn.), The Dallas Observer, The Ft. Worth Star Telegram, Artifacts, The Times (Shreveport), The Buffalo News as well as various catalogues from juried exhibitions.   I work from a studio in my home.