At Miami’s Art Fairs, a Somber Mood Sets In — Kelly Crow

The Wall Street Journal, 12.07.2018

Jeffrey Gibson, also living in New York, has developed an international reputation for beaded figures and paintings on rawhide that reference his Choctaw heritage. Yet over the past year, he said he felt a greater need to create art that explores his identity as a gay man.

“For the first time, I’ve felt threatened,” he said, “so a lot of my work now is about questioning my own stability.”

Mr. Gibson’s works on offer in Roberts Projects’s booth include abstract paintings with cryptically dour titles like “Both Ends Burning” and “Love Will Tear Us Apart.” (Mr. Gibson’s paintings are priced from $24,000 to $50,000.)