IN SUCH TIMES is a comprehensive exhibition of new work by Jeffrey Gibson. Drawing influences from popular music, fashion, literature, theory, and his own Cherokee and Choctaw heritage, Gibson's work recontextualizes the familiar to offer a succinct commentary on cultural hybridity and the assimilation of modernist artistic strategies in contemporary art. "In such times, clowns become witnesses” are the words of American writer Nelson Algren, as quoted in Sister Corita Kent’s 1968 serigraph Damn Everything But The Circus. Furthermore, the title of Kent’s print references the opening words from E.E. Cummings’ Him: A Play, which proclaims “Damn everything but the circus!” (1927). Much like the central character in Algren’s books, the clown – always the eternal outsider – attempts yet never succeeds.