Gala Bent and Justin Gibbens


G. Gibson Gallery (map) Queen Anne
Wed-Sat. Through Jan 20


Gala Bent's paintings and objects combine organic shapes, cell-like structures, geometric planes, and gradients of earth colors. The Michigan-born artist's new show, Particle Playlist, should continue her dual fascination with biological sculptural detail and abstract geometry. Alongside her show, Justin Gibbens's Sea Change depicts figural, macroscopic fauna: His whales and dolphins seem realistic at first glance, but human iconography, symbol, and expression intrude upon their bodies. A sperm whale sports a cartoon of an angry fanged face on its snout; an orca flops on its back as if it's playing dead. Both float in a white, contextless void like illustrations in a science textbook. Gibbens, with sad wit, reveals marine mammals as we humans are transforming them.

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G. Gibson Gallery

104 W Roy St, Seattle, Washington 98119
Hours: Wed-Sat

Venue Hours
  • Wed-Sat
Event Times
  • Wed-Sat. Through Jan 20
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