Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Sam Gibbons

M is for..., 2003 , acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48"

Attackers, 2003, acrylic on canvas, 24" x 24"

Filthy, 2003, acrylic on canvas, 36" x 48"

Flag Wizard, 2008, acrylic on carved wood panel, 38" x 45"

Sam is currently showing a group of great new work at Claire Oliver, which closes April 12. Go see it. We are going to do an interview in the not too distant future. I'll post an update when that happens...

Also check out his seriously sweet band called Sally Fields, and his website.


  1. kent state strikes again!

  2. professortomatoApril 12, 2008

    hey, these are cool. when did the shaped canvas epiphany come and what brought it out?

  3. Thanks for the interest in the work. The shaped paintings came about mainly as a result of the natural progression of the compositions.
    I started thinking about the possibilities of shaped work around the time of my mfa project where I cut out individual characters from wood for an installation. Also, around the same time I was working for F. Stella helping construct shaped panels to help mount large collages.

  4. i see a connection to j. faunce in the newer works...

  5. I think Faunce's work is fantastic. I first saw his work back in 2005 when someone else actually told me I should go see his show because of the connection to the symmetrical paintings that I was doing.

  6. I love the black and white one. Absolutely love it.