Posted on:April 29, 2016
440 Gallery is pleased to present new sculptures, drawings and collage by Karen Gibbons. This exhibit is a continuation of Gibbons’s idiosyncratic sensibility, where collaged elements create a dream-like near-narrative. Her new work introduces the use of plaster substrates, a material that gives each piece a substantial, weighty dimension. Gibbons’s work entwines feminine imagery and references to the earth. In the large scale piece, “Pachamama”, Gibbons creates a mountainous structure out of plaster, painting the form in earthy greens and yellows. Through collage elements, the face of the Virgin Mary peers from the top of the mountain; her hands surround her mountain/body in a comforting embrace.
Pachamama opens at 440 Gallery, located at 440 Sixth Avenue in Brooklyn, on April 28th and will run through May 29. There will be a reception for the artist on Friday, April 29 from 6pm - 9pm.
440 Gallery was named “Best Gallery” by The L Magazine” in their February 27, 2013 issue featuring The Best Stores in Brooklyn. More recently, 440 Gallery and artists Gail Flanery and Fred Bendheim were featured in the Artist’s Spotlight on Examiner.com.
The 440 Gallery is in Park Slope, convenient to the F, M, and R subways. The gallery is open Thursday and Friday, 4pm - 7pm, Saturday and Sunday, 11am - 7pm, or by appointment. Check the gallery's website 440gallery.com for more information and a listing of weekly events.
In the Project Space
by Vicki Behm, Joy Makon and David Stock