Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 presents recent works, mostly created within the last five years, by more than 80 artists from the northeastern and southeastern United States and Canada, encompassing regions east of the Mississippi and north to the sub-Arctic. This diverse group of artists represents several generations, all fully engaged by contemporary techniques, materials, aesthetics, and iconography, and actively pursuing a new understanding of Native work. The exhibition recasts their art through the lens of international contemporary art and design. Among the more than 130 works on view some demonstrate revitalized uses of traditional mediums such as bark, wood, clay, metal, and fiber, others are site-specific installations, or examples of performance, video, and digital art-approximately 25 of which were made expressly for this exhibition.
It Was Never About Playing Cowboys and Indians, 2011
Photo: Michael Ryan