Seattle Art Museum Downtown
Feb 28–May 12, Wednesdays–Sundays
Recommended by Jasmyne Keimig
In his first major museum exhibition, artist Jeffrey Gibson combines traditional elements of Native American art and materials with contemporary pop-culture references and images. This leads to objects displaying an interesting juxtaposition of cultures, like a wooden panel traditionally beaded with “I WANNA BE ADORED”—a lyric from the classic 1991 Stone Roses song—blazed across it. Or a punching bag beautifully adorned with beaded geometric patterns. The exhibit will bring together 65 different pieces of Gibson’s work from the past eight years.