|NATION:||Mississippi Band of Choctaw|
|DISCIPLINE:||Painter / Mixed Media|
Chroma is a site-specific video made in 2008 in response to the physical and cultural environment of Flushing, Queens, New York. The materials used to create the various characters were either found in the building where the work was made, or collected and/or purchased in the surrounding area. Flushing is made up of many distinct cultures including Korean, Chinese, Indian and Bangladeshi communities that are represented by the many stores and markets in the area. Chroma documents 57 characters invented through the combining of these various collected objects and materials. Each frame shows one change made to the mannequin and transforms the identifying characteristics from the beautiful to the absurd.
Jeffrey Gibson is a painter and sculptor living and working in Brooklyn, New York. He was born in the United States but moved frequently and lived abroad as a child in Germany and Korea. He is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, and is half Cherokee.
Selected exhibitions include No Reservations at The Aldrich Museum (2006), Off the Map at The National Museum of The American Indian (2007), Solution at Diverseworks (2009), Totems at Sala Diaz (2009), Signs Taken for Wonders at Jack Shainman Gallery (2009), and Lover at On Stellar Rays (2009). His work has been featured and reviewed in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Village Voice, The Boston Globe, Art Lies, ArtNews and The Brooklyn Rail.