Jeff Gibson Presents Two Video Projections and Two Light Boxes at the Stephan Stoyanov Gallery

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NEW YORK, NY.- For his second solo show with Stephan Stoyanov Gallery, Jeff Gibson presents two video projections, two light boxes, and a series of twenty text prints. Asylum, a six-minute video loop, will be projected onto the main wall of the ground floor gallery space. Blending lush, allusive photography; taxonomic illustrations; and mock-psychologistic text, Asylum weaves formal and semantic correspondence into a weirdly visceral stream of consciousness. Unfurling as a chain of slow dissolves between image and resemblant abstraction, the video is accompanied by a haunting, mesmeric song about psychological instability—Trouble, by Australian band The Black Eyed Susans—that sets a contemplative tone for the overlaid texts defining both real and fake pathologies. The second video, Smoke, will be projected onto a wall in the gallery’s basement space. It has a similar structure to Asylum, though th