Born in Colorado, Jeffrey Gibson spent part of his childhood in Korea and Germany. .

Chactas and Cherokee blood runs through his veins.

Mix of cultures, this artist knows what that means.

Or perhaps he does not know, as one is unaware of what is innate.

Jeffrey Gibson’s exhibition at Marc Strauss Gallery

His punching bags make this obvious.

A mix of this symbol of the popular culture, we hit like an outlet, like personified evil, an open door towards a controlled world.

And of the old totems, that we consult like an outlet, like a divine personification, open door towards a higher world.

Contradictory? Complementary? Impossible to say.

Jeffrey Gibson leaves things open to interpretation. Because today, nothing is definite.