Chadwick Gibson’s curious sculptures

"View-Alters", Two Viewmatser Model-L Front Pieces, 2006

"View-Alters", Two Viewmatser Model-L Front Pieces, 2006

Los Angeles based artist Chadwick Gibson makes sculpture/devices that border on usability and absurdity by making the innards of various playground-use balls visible in his “Time Out Series” (can you still play tennis when your tennis balls are flipped inside out?), and combining the functionalities and inherent experiences in an elevator and a guillotine with the piece “Speed of Judgment” (mimicking a beheading followed by the sensation of floating above ones headless body).


"Reading Rainbow", Accordion parts, gaffer tape, spraypaint, 7 x 17 x 12, 2009

"Reading Rainbow", Accordion parts, gaffer tape, spraypaint, 7 x 17 x 12, 2009


"Time Out Series", Inverted Tennis Ball, 2006

"Time Out Series", Inverted Tennis Ball, 2006


"Speed of Judgment", 15 ft, Metal, Wood, & Mirrors, 2007

"Speed of Judgment", 15 ft, Metal, Wood, & Mirrors, 2007