Even though I am still learning how to properly talk about art I would describe Gober's work as highly conceptual. He connected his thoughts and concerns on politics and society in ways that astonished me.
In the above photo [found here] he connected ideas on purity through a crisp satin wedding dress, bags of kitty litter leaning against the walls, and wall paper with two illustrations of an Anglo American sleeping and an African American being hung. You'd really have to see it...be IN it to comprehend and appreciate his works of art.
Here's a nice little blurb from a little newspaper called The New York Times...