Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:30pm7:30pm.
Hamilton Building - lower level Sharp Auditorium
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Indians in the Wilderness

with Artist Gregg Deal

“If Indigenous people are regarded at all in Western culture, we are often D-list players in 'greater' narratives that are based on building Colonialism up with a sense of benevolence,” says artist Gregg Deal.

“As Indigenous people gain ground carrying the mantle of equality, we make our mark upon the world. The art world is no different except that much of Indigenous existence is still held hostage by the stereotype and the romantic notions of our existence as it’s regarded through a post-colonial world.

“Contemporary art is the means by which we assert authority over our image, and the importance of our stories. The ‘wilderness’ of the art world is a world not meant for us, and yet we assert ourselves in these spaces as equals to other artists with stories the world has not heard.

"Artists like James Luna and mediums like performance art have been groundbreaking with the reverberation of these works still shaking the artistic pillars of the western world, informing new artists in the power of art and our Indigenous voices.”

Doors open at 5:50 pm. There will be a small reception outside the auditorium at 6 pm.

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For details, contact info@friendsofnativearts.org or 720-913-0162.