Marty Walker Gallery

ARCHIE SCOTT GOBBER

WORKS

BIOGRAPHY

Archie Scott Gobber’s chosen medium is language, specifically, the well-turned phrase--terse, sardonic, entendre-laden--presented in meticulously rendered and sometimes garishly colored sculptures, installations, and paintings. His work is described as clever, humorous, social/political satire, and even snarky, but its function is to call into question our assumptions about language and visual communication. Gobber describes his work process as “an investigation of how phrases evolve, how messages are communicated, and how perception changes based on visual style.”

Gobber’s open use of text recalls the work of conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner, while his typographic and visual style has more in common with Mark Titchner and Margaret Kilgallen, who draw from advertising, folk art, and traditional sign painting. As Gobber explains, “There is power in words and suggestion as I ask the viewers to provide authorship through the filter of their lives, beliefs and unique circumstances.”

Archie Scott Gobber earned a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute in 1988. He has exhibited extensively in the Midwest, most notably in Chicago, Kansas City and St. Louis. His works are held in numerous corporate collections and museums, including the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City, the Hallmark Collection, the Sprint Nextel Collection, the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art at Kansas State, the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas, the St. Louis University Museum of Art, and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art in Kansas City. The artist lives and works in Kansas City, Missouri.

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EXHIBITIONS

Archie Scott Gobber | In Loving Memory of You

    

In Loving Memory of You

May 10 – June 14, 2008

 

 

What I Meant to Say

Nov 17 – Dec 22, 2012

 

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SELECT PRESS

Review, Noyes, Alaska, "Sign of Confidence," December 2010
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Kansas City Star, Kirsch, Elizabeth, "Super Power," December 2010
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The Pitch, Kansas City, Janavoy, C.J., “The Word and the Light,” October 2009
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Kansas City Star, Thorson, Alice, “Local artists spell it out at the Nerman Museum,” September 2009
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MW Capacity,Q & A with Archie Scott Gobber,” March 2009
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Kansas City Star, Thorson, Alice, and Ward Triplett, “Kemper Museum acquires work by Archie Scott Gobber,” December 2008
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Art Lies, Terranova, Charissa N., “Archie Scott Gobber: Marty Walker Gallery,” #59, Fall 2009
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New American Paintings, #77, August/September 2008, Juried by Raphaela Platow, Director & Chief Curator Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, OH
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Artforum, Bourbon, Matthew, “Archie Scott Gobber: Marty Walker Gallery,” May 2008
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Dallas Morning News, Terranova, Charissa N., “Gallery Gourmet: Archie Scott Gobber at Marty Walker Gallery,” May 2008
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Dallas Morning News, Granberry, Michael, “In Loving Memory of You' at Marty Walker Gallery,” May 2008
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Review, Inc., Turkovic, Dana, “Literally Wordy,” April 2008
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The Pitch, Kansas City, Self, Dana, “The Manly Art: Bigger is better at the Dolphin,” June 2007
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Art Papers, Lustfeld, Heather, “Archie Scott Gobber,” September/October 2006
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Kansas City Star, Thorson, Alice, “Words don’t fail him,” May 2006
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Art In America, Thorson, Alice, “Archie Scott Gobber at Dolphin,” May 2005
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