Co-curates Roy Lichtenstein exhibition at the FLAG Art Foundation
February 8 - May 17, 2014
The FLAG Art Foundation (New York City) presents Roy Lichtenstein: Nudes and Interiors, curated by Ewan Gibbs and Hilary Harkness, and organized in cooperation with the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation. The exhibition includes 37 works by Lichtenstein, including drawings, collages, and sculpture, as well two original works created by curators Gibbs and Harkness in conjunction with the show. The exhibition is on view from February 8-May 17, 2014, and an illustrated catalogue will be available.
In this exhibition, Gibbs and Harkness invite the viewers to take a glimpse into the world of Lichtenstein’s interiors and his nudes. A world packed with the indelible marks of a career that spanned decades and integrated a variety of artistic influences. Gibbs approaches Lichtenstein’s interiors from a place of comfort and familiarity, having worked directly from photographs of hotel rooms taken from holiday brochures since 1993. It was Lichtenstein, with his use of pictures from comics, phone books and advertisements, who provided Gibbs with a feeling of artistic freedom and confidence to use mass-produced advertising images as source material.
Harkness finds Lichtenstein’s ability to assimilate high and low visual influences into a language that was his own inspiration. For this exhibition, she has chosen to feature Lichtenstein’s late nudes, many of which were painted when the artist was in his seventies- a time when, Harkness observes, he no longer had anything to prove and nothing to lose, which results in works laced with a palpable joie de vivre.
Ewan Gibbs: Arlington National Cemetery, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
November 11, 2012 - February 10, 2013
This fall, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston presents Arlington National Cemetary, a solo exhibition focusing on the work of Ewan Gibbs. Arlington National Cemetary includes 18 drawings by Ewan Gibbs that were produced after photographs taken while visiting the iconic military cemetery. Along with these new works, the exhibition also includes 36 photographs taken from the MFAH collection by specific artists that have served as inspiration for Gibbs.
Ewan Gibbs: America opens at Van Every/Smith Galleries at Davidson College, North Carolina
Ewan Gibbs: America
August 27-October 6, 2010
Van Every/Smith Galleries at the Belk Visual Arts Center
Davidson, North Carolina
Artist Lecture: Tuesday, September 14, 7:00 pm
Semens Lecture Hall inside the Belk Visual Arts Center
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art commissions eighteen drawings by
The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art commissioned Ewan Gibbs to make a suite of eighteen drawings of San Francisco. These works are presented in the form of a solo exhibition at the museum, on view from January 16 through June 17, 2010, on the occasion of the institution's 75th anniversary. All eighteen works are acquired for the museum's permanent collection.