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Tampa Bay Times

June 14, 2024
Native American artist Jeffrey Gibson creates vibrant and colorful objects that incorporate fundamental American ideals, yet question their status for Indigenous peoples and other groups. For example, a work titled “We want to be free” is found in beadwork on a large figure with a striking body of rainbow fringe. In addition to the 1866 Civil Rights Act, Gibson also includes references to the Indian Citizenship Act of 1924 that finally granted U.S. citizenship to Native Americans. [ Courtesy of William F. Felice ]

In Italy, queer Choctaw and Cherokee artist Jeffrey Gibson uses his art to critically examine some myths of American nationhood.