Jeff Gibbons & Justin Ginsberg
Filmed Thursday, February 27, 2014
In conjunction with the exhibition, Let the Drip From the Ceiling Become an 8 Foot Hole in the Roof, CentralTrak hosted several Tête-à-Tête interviews led by artist Jeff Gibbons. The second interview, filmed Thursday February 27, was with Justin Ginsberg, Gibbons collaborator and co-creator of the artist collective Apophenia Underground. Ginsberg is a Visiting Assistant Professor at The University of Texas of Arlington. Each interview will be followed by a short question and answer session. Here the two artists show and discuss videos taken during their cross-country trip.
Jeff Gibbons received his MFA in Intermedia at the University of Texas at Arlington. He has most recently received the Dallas Museum of Art: Art Ball Prize. His work was exhibited at the Dallas Art Fair and included in the silent auction at the DMA’s sold-out fundraiser, the Art Ball. He has notably started artist collaborative Apophenia Underground with fellow artist Justin Ginsberg, who have received a great deal of attention for their curatorial projects in vacant retail spaces in Deep Ellum. Gibbons has had solo exhibitions at Oliver Francis Gallery, The McKinney Ave. Contemporary, and 500x and has participated in several group exhibitions through various venues, including the Texas Biennial, the Dallas Biennial (online), El Centro College, and Conduit Gallery, Dallas, TX.
Justin began working for the Art and Art History Department at the University of Texas of Arlington in 2009 while pursuing his Masters in Fine Art Degree there. He continues to be a faculty member as a Visiting Assistant Professor and Head of the Glass area, while also focusing on his own creative practices and research. Justin shows his work nationally at galleries, including recent solo exhibitions at the PEEL Gallery in Houston TX in 2012 and Ro2 Art: Downtown Project Space in Dallas, TX in 2013. He has also been included in Museum exhibitions, through the Wichita Falls Museum of Art, and The Corning Museum of Glass in New York. Most recently Justin’s work was accepted for the third time into New Glass Review an international annual publication produced by the Corning Museum of Glass of the top hundred artworks, that incorporate glass. His work is also included in publications such as Architectural Digest, Modern Luxury, and ArtLies.
Most recently, Justin is co-curating a series of exhibitions in Dallas, titled Deep Ellum Windows, a collaborative project with Jeff Gibbons, under the name Apophenia Underground. Justin will also be traveling to Berlin in the summer of 2014 for an artist in residence fellowship, concluding with a solo exhibition, and he has been invited to present his work at the EHSM conference in Hamburg Germany.
(Bios from CentralTrak website)
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