Jeffrey Gibson: I AM A RAINBOW TOO at Sikkema Jenkins & Co.

Sikkema Jenkins & Co. is pleased to present I AM A RAINBOW TOO, a solo exhibition of new work by Jeffrey Gibson on view from October 18 through November 21, 2018.


I AM A RAINBOW TOO marks Jeffrey Gibson’s first exhibition with Sikkema Jenkins & Co. and is his first show focused primarily on his painting practice since 2010. The exhibition features six large canvases along with a smaller scale painted triptych entitled SKIN in red, yellow, and brown tones, and a seven-part work entitled I AM A RAINBOW TOO painted in a seven-color spectrum all bordered by unique beaded inset frames. For this body of work, Gibson continues his exploration of geometric abstraction in bright colors and strong patterning, but integrating text – common in his beaded panels, textiles, garments, and popular series of punching bags – onto the painted canvas for the first time using a typography developed by the artist. The paintings are accompanied by two punching bags and two tapestries on trading post weavings, embellished with glass beads, jingles, steel studs, ribbons, and fringe.

Start Date

October 18, 2018

End Date

November 21, 2018


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Sikkema Jenkins & Co., 530 W 22nd Street New York, NY 10011

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