New Exhibit at The Gibbes

The Gibbes Museum of Art will exhibit a collection of works by former 1858 Prize finalist Damian Stamer, from March 17 – October 15, 2023. Damian Stamer: Ruminations showcases new works by the contemporary painter depicting barns, abandoned buildings and other vernacular structures from the rural South, often in large scale. The exhibit will be on display in the museum’s second-floor galleries.

Based in Durham, NC, Stamer depicts architectural forms reminiscent of his childhood memories of the South. The heavily layered surfaces of his large-scale paintings blur the line between abstraction and representation, as they seek to express the solemn beauty of the old and overlooked. Ruminations examines themes of memory and impermanence through formal and conceptual approaches and pushes the boundaries of the use of technology in art. The exhibition includes a selection of paintings informed by the use of artificial intelligence. Rather than using photos as a source material, the artist used an artificial intelligence text-to-image generator to create source imagery, resulting in innovative paintings titled the Collaboration series.

For images, click here. For information about Damian Stamer, click here.

-Submitted by The Gibbes Museum