October 26, 2015
Alaska Native artists’ perspectives featured in new exhibition curated by Drew Michael
On view Nov. 20 through Sept. 11, 2016
“Until recently, Indigenous art was defined and described by non-Indigenous people in museums, books, and galleries,” explains Alaska Native artist Drew Michael, curator of Our Story. This exhibition features perspectives of Alaska Native artists, whose works often knit together past and present generations. Tlingit artist Ricky Tagaban does this metaphorically and literally with his work Pouch, an iPhone bag made out of wool, cedar bark, and suede. Photographer Brian Adams looks at environmental change in his work Children in Newtok, Alaska Playing on Land Erosion.
Presented from multiple voices and showcasing a blending of techniques, Our Story explores place and culture through contemporary art.