Joe Feddersen, a member of The Confederated Tribes of The Colville Reservation, deftly combines his Native American heritage and his contemporary environment to produce Role Call. This exhibition departs from strictly geometric patterns, combining figures from his twined baskets with different elements of the surrounding environment to reveal human attributes. Joe is taking attendance of these figures in his newest prints, glass panels and vessels.
The grid structure of the mosaic panels reinterprets the weave of the basket while the forms of blown glass vessels recall the traditional sally bags and berry baskets of the Pacific Northwest tribes. Joe has merged basic elements of basket designs from his ancestral home - Okanagan and Lakes people of the upper Plateau region of the Columbia Basin with urban imagery - flat screen TVs and parking lots - to speak to perceptions of land and modern society. Role Call marks Feddersen’s seventh solo exhibit at Froelick Gallery.