Jeffrey Gibson: To Name An Other
From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation
Nov 4, 2022 – Feb 26, 2023
Community, empowerment, and visibility are at the heart of the ongoing performance work To Name An Other, by multimedia artist Jeffrey Gibson (b. 1972), who is a member of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians and of Cherokee descent. The fifty pairs of matching tunics and drums in this large-scale installation are emblazoned with phrases that challenge the limiting ways we identify and interface with expectations surrounding race and gender. A video of past performances is also included in the gallery.
From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation. Organized by the Portland Art Museum and curated by Kathleen Ash-Milby, Curator of Native American Art.