Thursday, March 29, 2007

Elwood Gibson's "I Love No One Else" / UDC's Gallery 42

Interior Designer Elwood Gibson was one of the featured artists in the UDC - Gallery 42's Valentine Day 2007 art show, "Public Display of Affection". Indicative of a store window, Gibson's "I Love No One Else" glass case display featured 4 minature dolls arranged in a garden of flowers and greenery, each viewing themselves in a mirror. Or, in mirrors.

Gibson who is now 51 was born and raised in Washington DC. After attending Howard University in Business Management he studied interior design at the Corcoran School of Art and the International Institute of Interior Design in Washington DC. Graduating from each in 1978 and 1981, respectively.

Gibson was also one of the featured artists in The Dollhouse Book: An Illustrated Guide to Miniature Mansions, Little Living-Rooms, Cozy Castles, Diminutive Dwellings, Small Shops and the Dolls and Furnishings that Inhabit Them by Cara Finnegan. Published in March 2004, Chapter 6 of The Doll House Book entitled "On the Street Where We Live", takes a rare peek at Shillmans Department Store window displays, in which, Gibson pays homage to the grand department stores of the past.

With the exception of a few first years in the NYC interior design industy, Gibson has desgined windows in the Washington DC area for regular and consistent clients for almost 25 years.

As an independent Visual Merchandiser, Elwood Gibson can be reached at 202-635-3035 or email

The "Public Display of Affection" art show was on display at UDC's Gallery 42 from 20 February thru 16 March 2007. The above image was taken at UDC's Gallery 42 on Tuesday afternoon, 27 March, just before Gibson's "I Love No One Else" was dismantled.

According to a flyer posted to the entrance, UDC Gallery 42's next exhibition, UDC Annual Student Art Show 2007, will be on display from 11 April - 3 May 2007.

For more information regarding Gallery 42 or future exhibitions contact Professor Daniel Venne at 202-274-5781.

Located on the University of the District of Columbia's Van Ness Campus, at 4200 Connecticut Avenue, NW, WDC, Gallery 42, is in Building 42, Room A12.

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