Tag: Sybil Gibson

July 30, 2016

Group Exhibition
September 10 – October 28, 2016
Woodward Gallery

The Fall Art Season opens as if nature has been saving up all year for its grand finale. For the first time at Woodward Gallery, a group exhibition is presented in salon format featuring 61 artists and 129 works of art!

An environment of art styles and mediums engulf the gallery walls offering quality, variety and substance for the collector who yearns to feel inspired. The array of Artists makes for a breathtaking visual spectacle.

This NYC Salon is accessible to beginning collectors and art connoisseurs alike.

Artists: Michael Alan, Royce Bannon, Rick Begneaud, David Bishop, Jonathan Borofsky, Susan Breen, Brock, Thomas Buildmore, El Celso, Patrick Christie, Deborah Claxton, Crash, Allan D’Arcangelo, Darkcloud, Jim Dine, Annette Davidek, Marisol Escobar, Natalie Edgar, Tommy Flynn, BK FOXX, Sybil Gibson, Richard Hambleton, Keith Haring, Sarah Hauser, Hiro Ichikawa, Robert Indiana, Infinity, Jean Kigel, Franz Kline, Walt Kuhn, LAII, Sol Lewitt, Roy Lichenstein, Bill Martin, Knox Martin, Mark Mastroianni, Moody, Margaret Morrison, Malcolm Morley, Kenji Nakayama, Terence Netter, Roy Newell, Hank O’Neal, Claes Oldenburg, Louise Peabody, Jaggu Prasad, Mel Ramos, Ad Reinhardt, JMR/ JM Rizzi, Brad Robson, Maura Robinson, James Rosenquist, Jessica Hurley Scott, Matt Siren, stikman, Swoon, Francesco Tumbiolo, Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk, Nina Venus, Andy Warhol, and Charles Yoder.

April 5, 2015

Sybil Gibson, Mark Mastroianni, Ivan Pazlamatchev
April 5 – May 10, 2015
Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve
125 Phelps Way, Pleasantville, NY

Artists Sybil Gibson, Mark Mastroianni, and Ivan Pazlamatchev bring joy to the eye with these visions of Spring. Mrs. Gibson’s childhood memories of flowers, fauna and teaching experience shaped her artistic endeavors to a celebrated recognition as an experimentalist–often full of surprises. Mark Mastroianni’s intense layers of swirling multi-hued minutia symbolize creation of living, allowing for mystery of the unknown. Ivan Pazlamatchev colorful paintings, dreamlike visions in human and landscape passages have mythic presence.

The Gallery is located at 125 Phelps Way (Route117), Pleasantville, New York 10570. It is open daily from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The preserve is one of 15 state parks, administered by New York State Office of Park, Recreation and Historic Preservation.

For more information and to support Friends of the Rockefeller State Park Preserve visit friendsrock.org

May 10, 2014
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Art from Within
May 10 – June 21, 2014
Woodward Gallery

The Estate of Sybil Gibson is represented by Woodward Gallery. The exhibition Sybil Gibson: Art From Within incorporates never- before- seen works. Gibson’s enduring legacy is preserved in museums throughout the country with great examples of naive portraits, gentle landscapes, colorful floral arrangements and the passionate soul of this eccentric personality.

Sybil Gibson (February 18, 1908 – January 2, 1995) was born in Dora, Alabama to a wealthy coal mine operator and farm owner; despite her prosperous upbringing she spent most of her adult life in poverty. Now in 2014, Gibson is regarded as one of the leading female folk artists from Alabama.

Gibson gave into her impulse to draw, paint and record later in life after working as an educator. Making due with little means, Gibson often expressed that art had to come from within.
She recorded her childhood memories knowing that each viewer could relate. Her soulful, mesmerizing works speak for themselves and reach out to touch the viewer’s consciousness. Gibson used brown bags, scraps of paper, newsprint, and cardboard. She would wet and flatten the surface of these papers to prepare for her original watercolor/gouache/ tempera technique. As she waited for the paper and paint to dry on one painting, Gibson would satiate her spontaneous expression on additional surfaces: “I just go from one brushstroke to another and I do it fast…as soon as the idea comes I use it real quick,” she would say.

Sybil Gibson, seized by a compulsion to paint over three decades, grew out of touch from family and friends. She sought escape from daily realities and responsibilities with a pure commitment to her art: “Painting is my happiness.”

Sybil Gibson’s art is featured in permanent collections such as: The Museum of Art, Alabama; The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama; The Miami Museum of Modern Art, Florida; The New Orleans Museum of Art in Louisiana; The Museum of American Folk Art, New York; The Brooklyn Museum, New York, and The New State Historical Society.

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January 4, 2014

Group Show
January 4 – February 22, 2014
Woodward Gallery

Woodward Gallery launches their 20TH Anniversary Year with the group exhibition Sur-Real.
The exhibition title emphasizes each part of the word surreal to give us pause to search for the fantasy in each featured artist’s imagination. With broad strokes or subtle detail, new visions for what seem possible are evoked.

The individual artists step outside of the fundamental world of life and enter another dimension of the creative process. They work in fine contemporary painting, street art backgrounds, paper collage and screenprinting techniques, yet release the creative potential of their unconscious mind. Their work liberates our existence with insight into a new artistic reality.

The selected Artists: Jean-Michel Basquiat, Thomas Buildmore, Deborah Claxton, Sybil Gibson, Richard Hambleton, Kosbe, David Larson, Mark Mastroianni, Margaret Morrison, NoseGo, Kenji Nakayama, Dennis Oppenheim, Robert Rauschenberg, James Rosenquist, stikman, Jeremy Szopinski, Francesco Tumbiolo, Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk, Cristina Vergano, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and Andy Warhol are an influential force reinterpreting our conventional thoughts and expressions.

May 4, 2013

Group Show
May 4th – June 30th 2013
Woodward Gallery

Femalenergy 3 is the third grouping of female artists at Woodward Gallery in almost two decades, harnessing the spiritual energy, intuition and prominent creative insight specific only to women in the arts. Each work carries a special feminine message from the artist to her viewer.

Femalenergy sets aside stereotypes and celebrates the nature of women through form, color, and temperament. The exhibition emotes a cultural, unified power specific to the gender.

This group of artists come from all over the country at different stages in their careers. Each produces exceptional art in a variety of mediums. The featured artists are: Susan Breen, Deborah Claxton, Vicki DaSilva, Natalie Edgar, Sabina Forbes II, Phyllis Gay Palmer, Sybil Gibson, Sonne Hernandez, Elisa Jensen, Luisa Mesa, Edie Nadelhaft,Klari Reis, Jo Ellen Van Ouwerkerk, Cristina Vergano, and Lucy Wilner.

March 26, 2011

Family Collection
March 26 – May 21, 2011
Woodward Gallery

Woodward Gallery welcomes The Estate of Sybil Gibson and is proud to premiere original paintings by the artist from the family’s private collection. This rare body of work spanning three decades will be offered to the public for the first time.

Sybil Gibson (February 18, 1908 – January 2, 1995), was born Sybil Aaron in Dora, Alabama to a wealthy coal mine operator and farm owner. She was educated at Jacksonville State Teachers College and worked as an educator. Despite her prosperous upbringing, Sybil Gibson spent much of her adult life living in poverty. She moved around – often disappearing from family.
The eccentric Gibson picked up a brush at age 55, inspired by her own spontaneous gift wrap design. This epiphany to paint would consume her for the rest of her life. Her subjects were people, faces, and flowers, painted on flattened paper bags, corrugated cardboard, or newspaper, using tempera, pastels, and acrylics. The resulting images are ethereal and quietly beautiful.

The prolific Sybil Gibson had received recognition for her art during her life, although she refused to paint on better paper. In her autobiography dated June 10, 1984 Gibson said, “…Good art paper turns me off, while something out of the trash turns me on!”

Frustrated with conventional art lessons, she was convinced that real art comes from within. Held for decades within her family’s collection, this personal body of work is distinctly Gibson with the fluidity of her brushwork, at once controlled, graceful, and sparse. She offers a complete lyrical freedom, a childlike dreamy quality in her painting.

Sybil Gibson’s art is featured in permanent collections such as: The Museum of Art, Alabama; The Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, Alabama; The Miami Museum of Modern Art, Florida; The New Orleans Museum of Art in Louisiana; The Museum of American Folk Art, New York; The Brooklyn Museum, New York, and The New York State Historical Society, New York.
Gibson’s paintings have been compared to celebrated Artists Milton Avery and Odilon Redon, and have been in more than fifty solo exhibitions worldwide. The unique, idiosyncratic spirit of Sybil Gibson lives within her pictures. Her work commands a closer look for its compelling appeal.