“Quartet” is not a retrospective, but a survey of the High’s extensive Gibson holdings, acquired over the past 10 years with the support of the Kuniansky family. The conceit of the exhibition, curated by the High’s Brett Abbott, is to break Gibson’s oeuvre into suites of four images — wall groupings whose inner logic is sometimes that of a mini-sequence, sometimes a visual conjugation of an idea, sometimes a dialectic of like answers to unlike problems. The foursomes are often illuminating, especially by allowing us to understand the grammar of Gibson’s artistic commitments, the visual equivalencies that permute into core design forms.
From Jason Francisco's review
of Ralph Gibson's show "Quartet
" at the High Museum of Art on ArtsCriticAtl.com