Late Fragment (after Carver)

Late Fragment (after Carver)

2012
Artist
Jeffrey Gibson, Mississippi Band Choctaw, Cherokee, American, b. 1972
Born: Colorado
Work Locations: Brooklyn, NY, Hudson, NY
Culture
Mississippi Band Choctaw or Cherokee
textile
Recycled painting, acrylic paint, steel studs, grommets, artificial sinew, glass beads, and agates
Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum
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Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw/Cherokee), Late Fragment (after Carver), 2012. Recycled painting, acrylic paint, steel studs, grommets, artificial sinew, glass beads, and agates; 84 x 110 in. Gift from Vicki and Kent Logan to the Collection of the Denver Art Museum. Photography courtesy of Denver Art Museum.

This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 84 in, 213.3600 cm; width: 110 in, 279.4000 cm
Department
Native Arts
Collection
Indigenous Arts of North America

This work is a collage of the artist’s earlier paintings that he washed, glued, sewed, and grommeted together, drawing color and design inspiration from historic native arts. Gibson intends this work to be about regaining control and overcoming past failures. The title refers to writer Raymond Carver’s poem, Late Fragment, which expresses a sense of satisfaction with life.

Known Provenance
purchased by Vicki and Kent Logan from the artist, 2013; gifted to Denver Art Museum 2013
Exhibition History
  • "Peekskill Project V"—Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, 9/29/2012 - 7/28/2013
  • “Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer” — Denver Art Museum, 5/13/2018 – 8/12/2018