Daniel Gibson

Nature Always Wins

Paris, Front Space

Opening on July 2nd, from 11 am to 8 pm.

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The gallery is open from 11 am until 7 pm.

  • , Sunflower Kiss, 2022
    Oil on linen
    160 x 149.8 cm
    63 x 59 in
  • , Butterfly in Paris, 2022
    Oil on canvas
    152.4 x 142.2 cm
    60 x 56 in
  • , Meadow crossing, 2022
    Oil on linen
    169.5 x 198.8cm
    66 1/2 x 78 1/2 in
  • , Nature Always Wins, 2022
    Oil on linen
    169.5 x 198.8 cm
    66 1/2 x 78 1/2 in
  • , Turning into a cricket, 2022
    Oil on linen
    169.5 x 198.8 cm
    66 1/2 x 78 1/2 in
  • , Flowers, Minding their own business, 2022
    Oil on linen
    91.4 x 119.3 cm
    36 x 47 in
  • , Last flower, 2022
    Oil on linen
    60.9 x 76.2 cm
    24 x 30 in

Press release

Almine Rech is pleased to present Daniel Gibson's second solo show with the gallery, on view from June 29 to July 30, 2022.

Defined with a collection of paintings, Nature Always Wins delves into Gibson’s ongoing beliefs reminding us of cultural intimacies, circumvented fears, and the guarantee that accompanies nature’s cyclicity.

"Curiosity got the better of fear, and I did not close my eyes." A final utterance in the narrator’s inner voice from the last line in Jorge Luis Borges’ short story There Are More Things. As an exhibition Nature Always Wins is an extension of that remark; a pressing concession and survey describing a value-neutral confrontation of cognizance. Nature Always Wins doesn’t posit nature as an adversary to human existence. Instead Nature Always Wins warrants a kind of peace when understanding the course and strength of a force that will always recover and reclaim.

A product of interlocutors from a wide breadth, Gibson adds to the semiotics of subjective discovery via paint on surface with influences ranging from German Expressionism, American Western allegory, and time spent with double-consciousness as defined by W.E.B. Du Bois. Like Nature, Gibson habitually with eyes open ameliorates; rising from sidelining and decrees subjugated upon otherness with opportunities –curious coevals persistent on defining realness and anointing who gets to win– because nature always wins.

— Nilay Lawson