HERE YE, HEAR YE!!! is an exhibition of new work created by Mark Thomas Gibson during the course of his 2021-22 Hodder Fellowship at Princeton. Gibson’s work engages satire to depict the subtext of American politics and life. The exhibition features collages, paintings and posters, all using varying degrees of caricature. For Gibson, caricature is a way to communicate his sentiments on his American community. As a Black man, Gibson’s viewpoint vacillates between participant and witness, but in these works the characters give him an uninterrupted voice to speak his opinions about contemporary political events. Gibson originally conceived HERE YE, HEAR YE!!! as an examination of the early Biden presidency but quickly understood that events beyond the presidency are the main attraction. The title of the exhibition is a declaration of shared place and time and an acknowledgement of how grotesque he sees these times. One part town crier, one part Twitter feed, one part government protester, and one part inner monologue, Gibson’s work visualizes the stream going on inside all our heads as we try to navigate life in a heavily mediated world.
- Oct. 27 from 4:30-8 PM — Opening Reception in Hurley Gallery, Lewis Arts complex
- Nov. 17 at 4:30 PM — Artist’s talk with Gibson and writer/curator Dan Nadel and painter/writer Amy Sillman in Hurley Gallery, Lewis Arts complex
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The exhibition is free and open to the public; no tickets or advance registration required. The Hurley Gallery is open daily from 10 AM – 8 PM.
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