Art Talk with Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker of the Frye Art Museum - See more at: http://arts.gov/art-works/2014/art-talk-jo-anne-birnie-danzker-frye-art-museum#sthash.sTtX9eOc.dpuf

Art Talk with Jo-Anne Birnie Danzker of the Frye Art Museum - See more at: http://arts.gov/art-works/2014/art-talk-jo-anne-birnie-danzker-frye-art-museum#sthash.sTtX9eOc.dpuf

Live Review: Shabazz Palaces with Porter Ray at Neumos 8/1/2014
Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire both have deep Seattle roots and have helped assemble a brilliant coalition of artistic minds in Black Constellation. The team recently combined efforts forYour Feast Has Ended, a powerful and emotive art exhibit at the Frye Museum showcasing the work of Nep Sidhu, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, and Nicholas Galanin. Your Feast Has Ended marries “the ancient and sacred in unison with the new and revised” to give cognizant incarnation and immediacy to the cultural misappropriation that we see around us from day to day. Lese Majesty is, in many ways, how Shabazz Palaces create the musical embodiment of these same ideas. 
http://blog.kexp.org/2014/08/11/live-review-shabazz-palaces-with-porter-ray-at-neumos-812014/

Live Review: Shabazz Palaces with Porter Ray at Neumos 8/1/2014

Ishmael Butler and Tendai Maraire both have deep Seattle roots and have helped assemble a brilliant coalition of artistic minds in Black Constellation. The team recently combined efforts forYour Feast Has Ended, a powerful and emotive art exhibit at the Frye Museum showcasing the work of Nep Sidhu, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, and Nicholas Galanin. Your Feast Has Ended marries “the ancient and sacred in unison with the new and revised” to give cognizant incarnation and immediacy to the cultural misappropriation that we see around us from day to day. Lese Majesty is, in many ways, how Shabazz Palaces create the musical embodiment of these same ideas. 

http://blog.kexp.org/2014/08/11/live-review-shabazz-palaces-with-porter-ray-at-neumos-812014/

Nicholas Galanin - Prerequisite / Right Now

Burn immemorial memory boulders Nicholas Galanin flew into the sky and landed in woodland gardens of the Precambrian. He came from a distance, the artist. Alaskan. Her home community is that of the Tlingit, one of the “People of the Salmon,” which all the territories extending along the west coast of the Pacific Ocean. From West to East, North America, however, this contains an immutable physical and temporal reality, the slow erosion. She immemorial age rocks; its boulders are the oldest rocks of humanity.No less ancient, prehistoric art and founder of the artistic gesture, there is inlaid: petroglyphs and other frescoes, the engraved stone drawings, often mysterious. Armed with an engraving tool, pencil and gold leaf, Native artist is doubly invested, inspired both prehistoric signs and corporate logos usurping the image of “Indians.” With Prerequisite / Requirements, it diverts to bring out several trees and plants as well as a heap of stones at the entrance to the path of the trail first identity detour “Indian Land TM”.Anonymous mineral aggregate, we no longer observed, texture becomes the territory. The labeled plants are symbolic of a reappropriation of the Earth of his ancestors entities. The idea of the trade mark as an extension of private property is revealing not only the weight of the history of colonization, but also our societies based on extreme individualism and immediate profit. If the gesture is elegantly stylized, using irony, it is also politically explicit through art.

The Washington State Flag Sucks
It has a genocidal slave-owner on it.
Right now on the wall inside the Frye Museum sits a Native American hand drum in a display case. Nicolas Galanin, a Tlingit/Aleut artist, skinned the drum with the American flag. In front of the drum, instead of a drumstick, is a wooden police baton.
The piece made me laugh and shudder at the same time.
Galanin was one of the three artists over the weekend who sat down for a public discussion aboutYour Feast Has Ended, the brilliant show currently on display at the Frye that he, along with Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes and Nep Sidhu, worked together to create. ​Feast​ offers up a harsh critique of American imperialism, racism and injustice with work that somehow simultaneously manages to have a sense of humor and transcendence despite the inherent horror of the past it wrestles with. Another of Galanin’s pieces, a pair of tiny engraved handcuffs behind glass, is entitled “Indian Children’s Bracelets.”
Read more here
http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/954201-129/the-washington-state-flag-sucks

The Washington State Flag Sucks

It has a genocidal slave-owner on it.

Right now on the wall inside the Frye Museum sits a Native American hand drum in a display case. Nicolas Galanin, a Tlingit/Aleut artist, skinned the drum with the American flag. In front of the drum, instead of a drumstick, is a wooden police baton.

The piece made me laugh and shudder at the same time.

Galanin was one of the three artists over the weekend who sat down for a public discussion aboutYour Feast Has Ended, the brilliant show currently on display at the Frye that he, along with Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes and Nep Sidhu, worked together to create. ​Feast​ offers up a harsh critique of American imperialism, racism and injustice with work that somehow simultaneously manages to have a sense of humor and transcendence despite the inherent horror of the past it wrestles with. Another of Galanin’s pieces, a pair of tiny engraved handcuffs behind glass, is entitled “Indian Children’s Bracelets.”

Read more here

http://www.seattleweekly.com/home/954201-129/the-washington-state-flag-sucks

First American Art Magazine, Fall Issue No. 4 ft. 2 essays with my works and several other reviews available now.
Storytelling: The Contemporary Native Art Biennial, 2nd edition, by Rhonda Meier
Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan, by Nicholas Galanin, reviewed by Matthew Ryan Smith
http://www.firstamericanartmagazine.com/issue4.html

First American Art Magazine, Fall Issue No. 4 ft. 2 essays with my works and several other reviews available now.

Storytelling: The Contemporary Native Art Biennial, 2nd edition, by Rhonda Meier

Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan, by Nicholas Galanin, reviewed by Matthew Ryan Smith

http://www.firstamericanartmagazine.com/issue4.html

Artists in Late Harvest 
include Nicholas Galanin, Damien Hirst, Kate Clark, Mark Dion, Richard Ansdell, David Brooks, George Browne, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Petah Coyne, Ray Harris Ching, , Wim Delvoye, Elmgreen & Dragset, Carlee Fernandez, Richard Friese, François Furet, William Hollywood, IDIOTS (Afke Golsteijn and Floris Bakker), Alfred Kowalski, Robert Kuhn, Wilhelm Kuhnert, Bruno Liljefors, Polly Morgan, John Newsom, Noble & Webster, Walter Robinson, George Rotig, Carl Rungius, Yinka Shonibare MBE, David Shrigley, Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, Amy Stein, Archibald Thorburn, Mary Tsiongas, Joseph Wolf, Brigitte Zieger, and Andrew Zuckerman.
http://www.nevadaart.org/exhibitions/detail?eid=280

Artists in Late Harvest 

include Nicholas Galanin, Damien Hirst, Kate Clark, Mark Dion, Richard Ansdell, David Brooks, George Browne, Berlinde de Bruyckere, Petah Coyne, Ray Harris Ching, , Wim Delvoye, Elmgreen & Dragset, Carlee Fernandez, Richard Friese, François Furet, William Hollywood, IDIOTS (Afke Golsteijn and Floris Bakker), Alfred Kowalski, Robert Kuhn, Wilhelm Kuhnert, Bruno Liljefors, Polly Morgan, John Newsom, Noble & Webster, Walter Robinson, George Rotig, Carl Rungius, Yinka Shonibare MBE, David Shrigley, Snæbjörnsdóttir/Wilson, Amy Stein, Archibald Thorburn, Mary Tsiongas, Joseph Wolf, Brigitte Zieger, and Andrew Zuckerman.

http://www.nevadaart.org/exhibitions/detail?eid=280

Sci-Fi Beats With a Pacific Flavor
Shabazz Palaces Shake Up Seattle’s Hip-Hop Scene
"… Shabazz Palaces are part of Black Constellation, a collective of visual artists (Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Nicholas Galanin and Nep Sidhu, who creates their stage clothing), fashion designers and musicians, including the rapper OCnotes and the avant-R&B duo THEESatisfaction, who host a series of parties called Black Weirdo in Seattle, Toronto, New York and Minneapolis.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/arts/music/shabazz-palaces-shake-up-seattles-hip-hop-scene.html?_r=0

Sci-Fi Beats With a Pacific Flavor

Shabazz Palaces Shake Up Seattle’s Hip-Hop Scene

"… Shabazz Palaces are part of Black Constellation, a collective of visual artists (Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes, Nicholas Galanin and Nep Sidhu, who creates their stage clothing), fashion designers and musicians, including the rapper OCnotes and the avant-R&B duo THEESatisfaction, who host a series of parties called Black Weirdo in Seattle, Toronto, New York and Minneapolis.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/03/arts/music/shabazz-palaces-shake-up-seattles-hip-hop-scene.html?_r=0

You and I Should Try Again, exclusive RPM.FM first listen.

“Your Feast Has Ended at the Frye Art Museum is, simply put, one of the most vital shows I have seen in years”
http://www.vanguardseattle.com/2014/07/24/your-feast-has-ended-frye-art-museum/

Your Feast Has Ended at the Frye Art Museum is, simply put, one of the most vital shows I have seen in years”

http://www.vanguardseattle.com/2014/07/24/your-feast-has-ended-frye-art-museum/

“Mother/Land” features eight international artists whose work for this exhibition focuses on the relationship between land and people, reflecting the artists’ observations on displacement. Each of us has a motherland. However, we are not mindful of it in times of peace. It is a symbolic land, a shared imaginary place that forms part of our identity. In times of crisis, however, “motherland” helps bring together individuals experiencing the hardships of forced migration caused by human or ecological disasters, colonization, poverty, etc. This powerful concept provides the nation with a home, a site charged with sentimentalism and nostalgia.
http://www.domusweb.it/en/news/2014/07/21/mother_land.html

“Mother/Land” features eight international artists whose work for this exhibition focuses on the relationship between land and people, reflecting the artists’ observations on displacement. Each of us has a motherland. However, we are not mindful of it in times of peace. It is a symbolic land, a shared imaginary place that forms part of our identity. In times of crisis, however, “motherland” helps bring together individuals experiencing the hardships of forced migration caused by human or ecological disasters, colonization, poverty, etc. This powerful concept provides the nation with a home, a site charged with sentimentalism and nostalgia.

http://www.domusweb.it/en/news/2014/07/21/mother_land.html

By Nicholas Galanin and Christian J. PetersenThe creation of the prints are a visage to over 10,000 years of indigenous creativity here on the Northwest Coast in America. The motions of creating these images explode, reference and mimic visual movements of a customary Tlingit aesthetic. A creative continuum that is put into tangible form through traditional existence on this land. The static monotype print is a stellar remnant of what is left, its decay, interpretation and or consumption slowly warped through perspective and collaboration is ‘Where Did It Go’.
http://www.ultraextra.org/where-did-it-go-nicholas-galanin-christian-j-petersen/

By Nicholas Galanin and Christian J. Petersen

The 
creation of the prints are a visage to over 10,000 years of indigenous creativity here on the Northwest Coast in America. The motions of creating these images explode, reference and mimic visual movements of a customary Tlingit aesthetic. 

creative continuum that is put into tangible form through traditional existence on this land. The static monotype print is a stellar remnant of what is left, its decay, interpretation and or consumption slowly warped through perspective and collaboration is ‘Where Did It Go’.

http://www.ultraextra.org/where-did-it-go-nicholas-galanin-christian-j-petersen/

Shabazz Palaces, ‘Lese Majesty’
If you’re in Seattle before Sept. 5, Butler’s crew Black Constellation has an exhibit at the Frye Art Museum called Your Feast Has Ended, with textiles, sculpture, paintings and video work from Nicholas Galanin, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes (Shabazz Palaces’ video director and mask maker) and Nep Sidhu (Lese Majesty album designer). There’s no better way to hear this album than while walking through the museum wearing headphones.
http://www.npr.org/2014/07/20/331345354/first-listen-shabazz-palaces-lese-majesty

Shabazz Palaces, ‘Lese Majesty’

If you’re in Seattle before Sept. 5, Butler’s crew Black Constellation has an exhibit at the Frye Art Museum called Your Feast Has Ended, with textiles, sculpture, paintings and video work from Nicholas Galanin, Maikoiyo Alley-Barnes (Shabazz Palaces’ video director and mask maker) and Nep Sidhu (Lese Majesty album designer). There’s no better way to hear this album than while walking through the museum wearing headphones.

http://www.npr.org/2014/07/20/331345354/first-listen-shabazz-palaces-lese-majesty


Artists in Conversation Part 2: The Resurgence of shaMEN



LECTURE WITH MAIKOIYO ALLEY BARNES, NICHOLAS GALANIN, NEGARRA A. KUDUMU, AND NEP SIDHUSaturday, August 2, 2014
1:30 - 2:30 pm
LocationFrye Auditorium



“Your Feast Has Ended is a beginning, a point of departure, and a call to action for those who have been fed upon to realize change.” Panel discussion looking at historical understandings and roles of the male shaman with artists Maikoiyo Alley Barnes, Nicholas Galanin, and Nep Sidhu. Moderated by Seattle-based writer, editor, and researcher Negarra A. Kudumu.
http://fryemuseum.org/calendar/event/5559/

Artists in Conversation Part 2: The Resurgence of shaMEN

LECTURE WITH MAIKOIYO ALLEY BARNES, NICHOLAS GALANIN, NEGARRA A. KUDUMU, AND NEP SIDHUSaturday, August 2, 2014

1:30 - 2:30 pm

Location

Frye Auditorium

Your Feast Has Ended is a beginning, a point of departure, and a call to action for those who have been fed upon to realize change.” Panel discussion looking at historical understandings and roles of the male shaman with artists Maikoiyo Alley Barnes, Nicholas Galanin, and Nep Sidhu. Moderated by Seattle-based writer, editor, and researcher Negarra A. Kudumu.

http://fryemuseum.org/calendar/event/5559/

A wonderful article on a project my brother Jerrod Galanin (half of Leonard Getinthecar) is working on.  
http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-08/hands-learning#.U7yMe42AaAN

A wonderful article on a project my brother Jerrod Galanin (half of Leonard Getinthecar) is working on.  

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-07-08/hands-learning#.U7yMe42AaAN