They are an art form, after all, and to allow them to be solely an art form is really cool, she notes. So use your imagination: This show, which includes works by Gibbons and a well-rounded national group of clay artists, is going to knock your socks off when it opens today at her Tennyson Street studio. The display will feature everything from miniatures, lifelike boots and Gibbonss own foot molds to a metaphoric eggshell-covered fete of fanciful footwear.
SolePurpose remains on view through December 5; several of the artists will be present for a reception from 6 to 10 p.m. on Friday, November 14. Im going to do my damnedest to make the studio look like a shoe store, Gibbons says of that event, for which she hopes to hire a shoeshine professional to work the street. EvB Studio is at 4343 West 44th Avenue; for details, go to www.evbstudio.com.
Nov. 1-Dec. 5, 2008