Edition of 18
37 x 34 inches
is on back order
This work is final sale and not eligible for return.
b. 1958, Northampton, MA
John Gibson has been creating paintings of balls for over twenty years. Searching for something that would maintain a sense of pictorial space but remain as abstract as possible, Gibson found his solution in the balls, which serve as conduits for rhythm and pattern, providing a way to sculpt volume and space. Rather than working from observation, he invents subjects by taking patterns he finds out in the world - in textbooks, in museums, in toy stores - and curving them visually. The resulting paintings seem to contain a powerful kind of potential energy, each sphere on the verge of rolling out of the composition and intoreality.
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