Berlin-based Canadian artist and singer-songwriter Joel Gibb, who leads the "gay church folk" group The Hidden Cameras is exhibiting solo at The Residence Gallery throughout July.
Marking 10 years since Joel's first band performance in Residence Director Ingrid Z's Toronto gallery, Joel presents a survey of his emblematic felt banners reflecting the inherently linked journey through art and music.
"Conflating Pop, Folk, and religious tradition with influences from General Idea to Hugo Ball, Gibb's cross- disciplinary oeuvre conveys notions about politics, pleasure, mortality, and love."- ARTCAT.COM
"A coat of arms for the modern artist-singer-songwriter" - Time Out New York
"Something about the piece? Well it is my take on the coat of arms for the Ministry for State Security (The Stasi) of East Germany in the tradition of some of my other pieces like my take on the Canadian Flag. Maybe I should do a union jack this month and make it an ass and dick...hmmmm" ' Joel Gibb