Alicia Gibson: Interpreting Memories Through Kitsch, Satire and Paint

Purgatory Emporium, Installation View at CANADA, New York, 2016.

Through her candy-colored canvases with titles like Virgin, My Mom Set Me Up With a Redneck and Determine the Periphery, Crack the Code, Alicia Gibson examines the frequently overlooked art of compulsive teenage doodling as a legitimate and important aesthetic. Employing materials as varied as puff paint, dried pigment, fake money, fake fur, lace, burlap and even, private emails, Gibson’s art recalls the age when s...

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