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JAMES GILBERT

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Untitled, 2015 Hand Dyed Canvas, Polyester Rope, Wood, Plaster, Varnish 80 X 58 X 90 Inches © james gilbert
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Wall for Nimrud, 2015 Hand Dyed Canvas, Polyester Rope, Wood, Metal, Paint 8 X 17 X 8 Feet © James Gilbert
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Untitled, 2015 Hand Dyed Canvas, Polyester Rope, Wood, Plaster, Paint 80 X 36 X 27 Inches © james gilbert
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Destroyed #5, 2015 Hand Dyed Canvas, Polyester Rope, Wood, Varnish 81 X 11 X 23 Inches © James Gilbert
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Destroyed #6, 2015 Hand Dyed Canvas, Polyester Rope, Oil 56 X 55 X 32 Inches © James Gilbert
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Destroyed #1, 2015 Hand Dyed Canvas, Polyester Rope, Wood, Varnish, Calcutta Marble 31 X 15 X 10 Inches © james Gilbert
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Destroyed #4, 2015 Hand Dyed Canvas, Polyester Rope, Wood, Varnish 60 X 36 X 16 Inches © james gilbert
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Destroyed #2, 2015 Hand Dyed Canvas, Polyester Rope, Wood, Varnish 60 X 36 X 16 Inches © James Gilbert
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One Blank Round, 2015 Hand Dyed Canvas, Polyester Rope, Wood, Metal, Paint 8 X 8 X 8 Feet © james gilbert
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One Blank Round, 2015 Hand Dyed Canvas, Polyester Rope, Wood, Metal, Paint 8 X 8 X 8 Feet © james gilbert
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Social Foreclosure, 2012 Plastic, Thread, Wood, Fiberglass Variable © James Gilbert
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Social Foeclosure, 2012 Plastic, Thread, Wood, Fiberglass Variable © James Gilbert
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Social Foeclosure, 2012 Plastic, Thread, Wood, Fiberglass Variable © James Gilbert
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Social Foeclosure, 2012 Plastic, Thread, Wood, Fiberglass Variable © James Gilbert
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Social Foeclosure, 2012 Plastic, Thread, Wood, Fiberglass Variable © James Gilbert
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Warnings & Instuctions, 2010 Plastic, Thread, Wood, Paint, Metal, Video With Sound Variable © James Gilbert
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Warnings & Instuctions, 2012 Plastic, Thread, Wood, Paint, Metal, Video With Sound Variable © James Gilbert
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Warnings & Instuctions, 2012 Plastic, Thread, Wood, Paint, Metal, Video With Sound Variable © James Gilbert
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Warnings & Instuctions, 2010 Plastic, Thread, Wood, Paint, Metal, Video With Sound Variable © James Gilbert
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Carpets Match Drapes, 2012 Plastic, Thread 6 X 14 X 2 Inches © James Gilbert
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Denim and Diamonds, 2012 Plastic, Thread 8 X 14 X 2 Inches © James Gilbert
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Ms Glitterball, 2012 Plastic, Thread 7 X 14 X 2 Inches © James Gilbert
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Rough Trader, 2012 Plastic, Thread 8 X 14 X 2 Inches © James Gilbert
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Speedball, 2012 Plastic, Thread 7 X 14 X 2 Inches © James Gilbert
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The Biter, 2012 Plastic, Thread 6 X 14 X 2 Inches © James Gilbert
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ZuZU, 2012 Plastic, Thread 6 X 14 X 2 Inches © James Gilbert
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Delicate Standard, 2009 Plastic, Thread
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Vowed to Learn Blood Type After a Near Fatal Nosebleed, 2007 Oil On Canvas 76"X 58" © couturier gallery
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Sunday Morning, 2007 Oil On Canvas 55" X 40" © couturier gallery
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Too Old to be a Prodigy, 2008 Oil On Canvas 76" X 58" © couturier gallery
Visitor_at_rue_de_la_poste_ii
Visitor at rue de la Poste II, 2007 Oil On Canvas 76" X 58" © couturier gallery
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Subday Morning, 2007 © Couturier Gallery
Quick Facts
Lives in
Los Angeles
Works in
Los Angeles
Tags
plastic, pink, transparent, airplane, boat, Raft, warning, instructions, social, Foreclosure, underwear, underpants installation, video-art, sculpture
Statement

The work is an effort toward better understanding identity, where it comes from, dynamics that influence it, how we use it in reaction to social structures and the relationships that benefit or become strained by it.

Responding to information presented by news, politics, personalities, and cultural events, which collide daily in an abundant global mash up, we define a period in our collective history and cultural understanding. I interpret these ideas in environments, often working in a series, large quantities and installations that may also incorporate video, sound, drawing or performance. When fabricating structures I utilize common construction materials such as industrial plastic, plywood, and plaster – each containing inherent characteristics that become salient in the core forms and in concept – transparency, plasticity, layered, breakable…

Past work includes themes such as disaster, abuse of power, civil liberties, economics, and death. Each is presented through my own visual defense mechanism, perhaps light-hearted and with a sense of humor to aid in my comprehension of complex topics. Whereas the disaster may also be a playground, civil liberties a carnival game or internal structures become external I regard the work as a series of questions.

The work has been exhibited in The United States, China, South Korea, Colombia, Denmark and has been reviewed in such publications as ArtForum, Artillery, and Sculpture Magazine.