Gregg Deal

Native Arts Summer Residency Program Kicks Off with Gregg Deal

On Saturday, May 6, Native Arts Artist-in-Residence Gregg Deal will be painting a mural in the Native Arts Studio. Drop by to watch him work and chat about his process and inspiration!

During a previous residency (watch video below), Deal painted a mural titled Defiant to Your Gods, which now hangs near the Native Arts Studio in the Denver Art Museum's American Indian gallery. This time, Deal is planning a mural that "deals with images in stereotype, [with] typographical treatments using words that pertain to the previous subject, some portrait and more. It's going to be a smattering of a lot of different things."

Action X Community X Togetherness

Deal's mural work on Free First Saturday is part of this summer's Action X Community X Togetherness series, a one-of-a-kind collaborative project featuring Deal and two other former artists-in-residence: Walt Pourier and Melanie Yazzie. The trio of artists are focusing on the theme of art as a call to action and will be participating in talks, workshops, and hands-on artmaking all summer long.

Meet up with these artists during the following events:

Untitled Final Fridays

May 26

June 30

July 28

August 25

Free First Saturdays

May 6

June 3

28th Annual Friendship Powwow and American Indian Cultural Celebration

September 9

Watch an interview with Gregg Deal during his previous residency at the DAM (October 24, 2015-January 31, 2016)

Erin Cousins is a program facilitator in the department of learning and engagement at the Denver Art Museum. One of her favorite exhibitions that has been on view here is Joan Miró: Instinct & Imagination.