The exhibition Native America: In Translation, is on display at the Cantor Fitzgerald Gallery, at Haverford College (PA), until December 11. The exhibit is curated by artist Wendy Red Star, and through the works of nine Indigenous artists, it aims to explore identity and heritage in a colonialist world.
Included in the show are displays of photographs and other lens-based projects by Rebecca Belmore, Jacqueline Cleveland, Martine Gutierrez, Duane Linklater, Guadalupe Maravilla, Kimowan Metchewais, Alan Michelson, Koyoltzintli, and Marianne Nicolson
When preparing the show, Red Star “was thinking about young Native artists, and what would be inspirational and important for them as a road map,” she says.
Wendy Red Star (born in Billings, Montana, 1981) is a Portland, Oregon–based artist raised on the Apsáalooke (Crow) reservation. Her work is informed both by her cultural heritage and her engagement with many forms of creative expression, including photography, sculpture, video, fiber arts, and performance. An avid researcher of archives and historical narratives, Red Star seeks to recast her research, offering new and unexpected perspectives in work that is at once inquisitive, witty, and unsettling. Red Star holds a BFA from Montana State University, Bozeman, and an MFA in sculpture from the University of California, Los Angeles.
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