Gary Gissler, “her + her”, 2016, Linen, oil, typewriter ink on panel, 60″ x 48″ x 2″
Downtown artist Gary Gissler is featured in a group show at Anita Rogers Gallery up now called Intersections I at 494 Greenwich. Gissler grew up in the Midwest with a family that celebrated writing and language (full disclosure: his father, Sig Gissler, was my mentor at Columbia Journalism School and was the longtime head of the Pulitzer Prizes) and valued the discursive creation of meaning and interpretation. He was trained as a jeweler, which contributed to his obsessive and meticulous techniques of making art. Gissler has been reviewed in Art in America, Flash Art, Art News, The New Yorker, ArtNet, and his work is currently included at the RISD Museum and the Neuberger Museum. He has been awarded a Pollock Krasner Grant and a Chinati Foundation Artist Residency.