Gale Gibb Magic Birds
Acrylic On Canvas
72 x 60 inches
Gale Gibb Walking Through My Garden
Acrylic And Collage On Canvas
72 x 60 inches
Central Gallery - If You Listen, I Will Tell You A Story
Exhibition on Display: May 21 - July 17, 2021
Works by Gale Gibb
If you listen, I will tell you a story
My individual stories have been developing over many years and as art have slowly
amorphized everyday life into life "writ" large. I cherish connections, symbols,
metaphorical creations and developed icons pointing to the small and large, the
trivial and the universal.
A story can give order to all of the fragmented and scattered chaos of the "now".
I grew up with stories being told and retold over the years. Sometimes those stories
changed and created a whole flurry of new stories probably having little to do with
truth. So in my own work, I tell stories that are sometimes personal and sometimes a
simple statement on society at large. I am a woman of the 60s. Womens rights have
always been important to me and you will find many symbols of the rights of women in
my work. In my search for a story to tell, I often incorporate text which the viewer
can identify from their perspective and create their own story.
I have loved the work of Pieter Bruegel the Elder, Frida Kahlo, Hieronymus Bosch and
the cave painters who told their stories through symbols, glyphs, and images which
spoke to the society at large.
The last few years, I have dealt with the illness and death of my husband. He died of
kidney failure and gangrene. You will often see images of feet because his toes had to
be removed on the long road to death. I created many drawings in those last two years
while I waited for him to rest. I dedicate this exhibition to him, the love of my life.
My work has been selected for exhibitions by noted jurors: Shirley Reece-Hughes,
Donald Kuspit, James Surls, Marilyn S. Kushner, Dr. Annegreth Nill, Paul Zeppelin,
Shirley Kassman, William H. Giles, Marilyn Zeithlin, Mary Beebe, Ofelia Garcia,
Fritz Scholder and Dave Hickey. I have shown in over 200 national and international
exhibitions and many solo and two person exhibitions.
RECENT SOLO AND GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019 Works on paper, curated by Emmanuel Gillespie, Pencil on Paper Gallery, Farmers Branch,
2019 Finding Beauty in the Mundane, Levee Art Gallery, Monroe, La.
2017 ARTSPACE 111, Fort Worth, 4th Regional, Shirley Reece-Hughes, Juror, curator of
painting, Amon Carter Museum of American Art
2016 Non-pixelated, Bath House Cultural Center, Dallas, Tx. Curated by Enrique Fernandez Cervantes
2016 Elements of (Non)Fiction, curated by Marcie Inman, Irving Arts Center, Irving, Tx
2015 ART7 Crockett Community Gallery, Ft. Worth, Tx.
Some publications that have included reviews are: Becky Cochran, Houston Arts Blog, The
Lawton Constitution, The Leaf Chronicle, (Clarksville, Tenn.), The Dallas Observer,
The Ft. Worth Star Telegram, Artifacts, The Times (Shreveport), The Buffalo News as
well as various catalogues from juried exhibitions. I work from a studio in my home.
ABOUT THE ARTS COUNCIL OF FORT WORTH
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stimulate and assure the advancement of the arts throughout Fort Worth. Todayís Arts Council
continues to promote, nurture, and support the arts in Fort Worth by providing fiscal and
business resources to local artists and arts groups while also serving the community
through management of the Fort Worth Public Art Program and Fort Worth Community Arts
Center. The Arts Council of Fort Worth is supported in part by the City of Fort Worth and
the Texas Commission on the Arts. For more information, please visit www.artsfortworth.org.
ABOUT THE FORT WORTH COMMUNITY ARTS CENTER
Located at 1300 Gendy Street, the Fort Worth Community Arts Center is part of the most
architecturally significant museum districts in the United States, Fort Worthís Cultural
District. The Arts Centerís mission promotes experienced and emerging artists with nine
indoor galleries and an outdoor courtyard gallery. The Arts Centerís Hardy and Betty
Sanders black box theatre and the William Edrington Scott Theatre hosts a wide range of
performances by local and nationally known artists and organizations. The historically
significant building is home to artistsí studios, nonprofit arts organization office
suites, and classrooms. Learn more at www.fwcac.org