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 stylized rende...

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