Gregg Jabs: An American Dream

GREGG JABS: AN AMERICAN DREAM

August 30, 2009–January 10, 2010

In Singh Family Gallery

What does the American Dream mean to you? In this dramatic body of mixed media work, ceramic artist Gregg Jabs searches for The American Dream, only to find dysfunction, By questioning the reality of the dream, the myth begins to unravel with surprising results, Jabs uses multiple figures in his installations to present social and personal narratives that explore the delicate balance between collective identity and individual response with wry humor and keen insight. There is a very strong conceptual nature in Jabs' work that is veiled by the playful circus characters, cowboys, mythical heroes and villains presented in the exhibition, The subject matter reflects his deep concern for how society unconsciously shapes beliefs, behavior and culture, ultimately establishing the archetype dream.