Jeffrey Gibson: Because Once You Enter My House It Becomes Our House

Artist Jeffrey Gibson creates a three-tiered plywood ziggurat with inscriptions on power, the future, the present, and respecting occupied indigenous land through his sculpture recalling a vacant pedestal in the midst of reckonings over public monuments. The sculpture is arresting, almost psychedelic in a way through its use of curved lines and bright, neon colors. Set in a park with a city backdrop, the mechanical, harsh silhouettes of the skyline are especially contrasting. It is also interesting because it juxtaposes a very contemporary style of color palettes with the ancient ziggurat style, while harkening back to pre-Columbian civilizations.

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