We invite you to join us for the reception of the “Politics of Representation: Re-Imaging Indigenous America from Warhol to Map(ing)” exhibit this Friday, September 26th, from 5 to 7 p.m., at Slocumb Galleries with gallery talk by artists and curators. The exhibit is in collaboration with the 1st ETSU Native American Festival organized by the Office of Multicultural Affairs from September 27 & 28, at the ETSU Quad. The ArtyFact lecture is scheduled on October 2nd, Thursday at 6 p.m., also at the Slocumb Galleries.
The exhibit is co-presented by the Department of Art & Design, Slocumb Galleries and Map(ing) Project in partnership with the ETSU Women’s Resource Center, Women’s Studies Program, the Honors College, SGA, Tamarind Institute, DoubleTree by Hilton and funding from the Tennessee Arts Commission’s Arts Build Communities (ABC) Grant through the Johnson City Area Arts Council. Co-curated by Slocumb Galleries’ director Karlota Contreras-Koterbay and Map(ing) project director Mary Hood, associate professor at Arizona State University. Map(ing) stands for Multiple Artists Printing (Indigenous and Native Geographies), a biennial project that explores the diverse representation of the Indigenous Americans from various lenses with printmaking collaborations between the artists and ASU students. Ten prints from the Map(ing) project are included in this exhibition along with contemporary works from the artists.
The ‘Politics of Representation: Re-Imaging Indigenous America From Warhol to Map(ing)’, an exhibition of Indigenous American art features work by pop artists Andy Warhol and Fritz Scholder as introductory narratives, then paves the way to contemporary artists’ work that address issues of identity and representation. Artists from various tribes in the US and Canada visualize the creative struggle of Indigenous Americans to assert and determine the re-imaging of their people through various agency and media. The participating artists are: Dana Claxton, Jason Garcia, Shan Goshorn, Thomas Greyeyes, Edgar Heap of Birds, Ahkima Honyumptewa, Terrance Houle, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Dallin Maybee, Wanesia Misquadace, C. Maxx Stevens, Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie, Steven Yazzie and special participation by Jean Hess. The works by Andy Warhol are from the ETSU Department of Art & Design Permanent Collection, gifted from the Warhol Legacy Project, and prints by Fritz Scholder are on loan courtesy of the Tamarind Institute in Albuquerque in New Mexico.
Another exhibit for the festival is the “Reece Museum’s American Indian Artifacts” exhibit curated by alumni Michael Hale and Spenser Brenner are also presented from September 25 to 29, at the SUBmarine Gallery, with joint reception on September 26th from 5 to 7 p.m., as well. Indigenous American artist Wanesia Misquadace shall present birch bark-biting demonstration on September 27th, Saturday during the ETSU 1st Naive American Festival.
The “Politics of Representation: Re-Imaging Indigenous America from Warhol to Map(ing)” exhibit and all accompanying events are available to the public free of charge. the Slocumb Galleries are open Mondays thru Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., with extended hours during Thursdays until 6 p.m., receptions, ArtyFact lectures and during the 1st ETSU Native American Festival. Located at Ernest C. Ball Hall, 232 Sherrod Drive, ETSU campus. Enclosed is the evite for the event. Thank you and we hope to see you at the events.