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Folio Weekly Exhibition Artist Highlight: Liz Gibson

Sep

25

Each week, The Cummer will be highlighting each of the 50 artists represented in the upcoming Folio Weekly Invitational Artist Exhibition, on view at the Museum from August 24 – December 2.

Liz Gibson, 3 Legged Fox, 2012, Photograph and Acrylic Handprint on Canvas, 13 x 16 1/2 in., Courtesy of the Artist

Liz Gibson, 3 Legged Fox, 2012, Photograph and Acrylic Handprint on Canvas, 13 x 16 1/2 in., Courtesy of the Artist

Deformity, adversity, and empowerment- these are the themes of my work. Having been born with seven fingers total, (five fingers on my left-hand and two fingers on my right-hand) as an artist, I have chosen to take this unique personal experience and transform it into a shared experience with my audiences. I have created four distinct characters that represent different developmental stages a person born with a physical defect goes through. The transformation is marked in terms of both social perception and self-perspective. It is most important to me that the work I make is both visually intriguing as well as socially compelling.

To see more of Liz Gibson’s work, please visit her website.

 

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