Alaska Native Artists Showcase Compelling Work In ‘This Is Not A Silent Movie’
http://www.opb.org/artsandlife/article/alaska-native-artists-showcase-compelling-work-this-is-not-a-silent-movie/

Alaska Native Artists Showcase Compelling Work In ‘This Is Not A Silent Movie’

http://www.opb.org/artsandlife/article/alaska-native-artists-showcase-compelling-work-this-is-not-a-silent-movie/

An upcoming Biennale I will be part of.
May 3 to June 21, 2014 
Contemporary Aboriginal art exhibition in collaboration with Stewart Hall in Pointe Claires

An upcoming Biennale I will be part of.

May 3 to June 21, 2014 

Contemporary Aboriginal art exhibition in collaboration with Stewart Hall in Pointe Claires

A short video… Some words from my studio for the Penn museum… enjoy

This Is Not A Silent Movie
Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists
Curated by: Julie Decker, Ph.D., Chief Curator at the Anchorage Museum
Organized by The Craft & Folk Art Museum (CAFAM) in collaboration with the Anchorage Museum, This Is Not A Silent Movie: Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists is centered around four acclaimed Alaska Native artists whose groundbreaking contemporary works question institutional methods of identifying Native heritage, examine their own mixed-race identities, and challenge perceptions and stereotypes about indigenous peoples.

Through the language of contemporary visual art, Nicholas Galanin, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, and Susie Silook and seek new and distinct ways to speak of tradition and mediate the serious and sometimes ironic conditions of art, identity, and history in the late 20th and early 21st century. Though each artist’s work is rooted in a lifelong immersion in their respective Alaska Native craft traditions, their multi-media installations dissolve the boundaries between contemporary and traditional arts.
http://mocc.pnca.edu/exhibitions/6765

This Is Not A Silent Movie

Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists

Curated by: Julie Decker, Ph.D., Chief Curator at the Anchorage Museum

Through the language of contemporary visual art, Nicholas Galanin, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, and Susie Silook and seek new and distinct ways to speak of tradition and mediate the serious and sometimes ironic conditions of art, identity, and history in the late 20th and early 21st century. Though each artist’s work is rooted in a lifelong immersion in their respective Alaska Native craft traditions, their multi-media installations dissolve the boundaries between contemporary and traditional arts.

http://mocc.pnca.edu/exhibitions/6765

It’s a Banner Week for Contemporary Native Art PORTLAND, OREGON - January 28, 2014 - Nicholas Galanin is an Alaska-based artist affiliated with the Tlingit tribe. His My Ears Are Numb was “Created after the murder of John T. Williams by Seattle police officer Ian Birk. The drum, created from the American flag, with the mallet (police baton) carved from red cedar. This drum is silent.” I.M.N.D.N. - Native Art for the 21st Century runs at the Art Gym through February 14.
Faith Cathcart/The Oregonian
http://photos.oregonlive.com/4450/gallery/i/index.html#/0

It’s a Banner Week for Contemporary Native Art PORTLAND, OREGON - January 28, 2014 - Nicholas Galanin is an Alaska-based artist affiliated with the Tlingit tribe. His My Ears Are Numb was “Created after the murder of John T. Williams by Seattle police officer Ian Birk. The drum, created from the American flag, with the mallet (police baton) carved from red cedar. This drum is silent.” I.M.N.D.N. - Native Art for the 21st Century runs at the Art Gym through February 14.

Faith Cathcart/The Oregonian

http://photos.oregonlive.com/4450/gallery/i/index.html#/0

A great review from my Toronto exhibition Porcelain: Breaking Tradition
… Amongst old guards likeStephen Schofield and Colleen Wolstenholme are a bunch of newer names like Nicholas Galanin, Clint Neufeld, Brendan Tang, and David R. Harper who are increasingly defining the current generation of artists accomplishing things worth paying attention to. This exhibition provides a handy opportunity to catch up with them.
http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=811

A great review from my Toronto exhibition Porcelain: Breaking Tradition

… Amongst old guards likeStephen Schofield and Colleen Wolstenholme are a bunch of newer names like Nicholas GalaninClint NeufeldBrendan Tang, and David R. Harper who are increasingly defining the current generation of artists accomplishing things worth paying attention to. This exhibition provides a handy opportunity to catch up with them.

http://www.akimbo.ca/akimblog/?id=811

Upcoming artist lectures and events

Artist Talk University of Washington, Monday January 27th 12:30pm 

Artist TalkPortland Art Museum, Tuesday January 28 from 6pm in the Miller Gallery


Gallery talk at The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Portland, OR Jan 30 at 12:30pm
http://calendar.marylhurst.edu/cal/event/showEventMore.rdo

This Is Not A Silent Move Preview at MoCC, Portland Jan 30 6-8pm
http://mocc.pnca.edu/exhibitions/6765

Symposium at Portland Art Museum, Jan 31, 8:30am-5pm
http://cal.pnca.edu/e/976

Curatorial walkthrough, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Feb 1, 11am
http://cal.pnca.edu/e/977


 
Upcoming artist lectures and events
Artist Talk University of Washington, Monday January 27th 12:30pm 
Artist TalkPortland Art Museum, Tuesday January 28 from 6pm in the Miller Gallery
Gallery talk at The Art Gym, Marylhurst University, Portland, OR Jan 30 at 12:30pm
This Is Not A Silent Move Preview at MoCC, Portland Jan 30 6-8pm
Symposium at Portland Art Museum, Jan 31, 8:30am-5pm
Curatorial walkthrough, Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, Feb 1, 11am

 

Featured in the New York Times!
Museums The Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Ore., will open an exhibition featuring the work of four native Alaskan contemporary artists. “This Is Not a A Silent Movie,” Jan. 31 to April 19, explores how Native American identity is portrayed.
http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/24/on-the-horizon-berlin-international-film-festival-this-is-not-a-a-silent-movie/

Featured in the New York Times!

Museums The Museum of Contemporary Craft in Portland, Ore., will open an exhibition featuring the work of four native Alaskan contemporary artists. “This Is Not a A Silent Movie,” Jan. 31 to April 19, explores how Native American identity is portrayed.

http://intransit.blogs.nytimes.com/2014/01/24/on-the-horizon-berlin-international-film-festival-this-is-not-a-a-silent-movie/

I’m pleased to announce another exhibition opening soon! 

I’m pleased to announce another exhibition opening soon! 

Great PBS coverage “Cross Currents” art show at the Center for Visual Art - Metropolitan State University of Denver! 


Must-Sees This Week: January 16 to 22, 2014

By Canadian Art
POSTED: JANUARY 16, 2014



There are lots of great exhibitions opening across the country this week, and super art events happening too. Here are our best bets.


http://www.canadianart.ca/openings/2014/01/16/non-painting/

Must-Sees This Week: January 16 to 22, 2014

By 

POSTED: JANUARY 16, 2014

There are lots of great exhibitions opening across the country this week, and super art events happening too. Here are our best bets.

http://www.canadianart.ca/openings/2014/01/16/non-painting/


"Things Are Looking Native, Native’s Looking Whiter," by Nicholas Galanin
Members Preview:This Is Not A Silent Movie 
 
January 30, 20136 - 8 PM




This Is Not A Silent Movie (on view January 31 - April 19, 2014) features the work of four Native Alaskan artists: Nicholas Galanin, Sonya Keliher-Combs, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, and Susie Silook, whose use of material and subject matter explore themes concerning heritage and mixed-race identities. In the words of exhibition curator, Julie Decker, Ph.D., these artists “find a space between conflict and resolution, between questioning and criticism, between this generation and the next, and between art and activism. This is not a silent movie; the voices resound.”

All artists will be in attendance at the exhibition opening and walkthrough. You can RSVP by clicking the link below, by calling 503-821-8887, or by emailing members@museumofcontemporarycraft.org. 

→ RSVP Here! ←
 
Join us for upcoming programming:


This Is Not A Silent Movie Symposium
Friday, January 31, 2014, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Tickets and details at: https://tinasmsymposium.eventbrite.com 

Exhibition Walkthrough with curator and artists
Saturday, February 1, 2014, 11am
Meet at MoCC’s front desk 
"Things Are Looking Native, Native’s Looking Whiter," by Nicholas Galanin
Members Preview:
This Is Not A Silent Movie 
 
January 30, 2013
6 - 8 PM

This Is Not A Silent Movie (on view January 31 - April 19, 2014) features the work of four Native Alaskan artists: Nicholas Galanin, Sonya Keliher-Combs, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, and Susie Silook, whose use of material and subject matter explore themes concerning heritage and mixed-race identities. In the words of exhibition curator, Julie Decker, Ph.D., these artists “find a space between conflict and resolution, between questioning and criticism, between this generation and the next, and between art and activism. This is not a silent movie; the voices resound.”

All artists will be in attendance at the exhibition opening and walkthrough. You can RSVP by clicking the link below, by calling 503-821-8887, or by emailing members@museumofcontemporarycraft.org

 

Join us for upcoming programming:

Friday, January 31, 2014, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Tickets and details at: https://tinasmsymposium.eventbrite.com 

Exhibition Walkthrough with curator and artists

Saturday, February 1, 2014, 11am

Meet at MoCC’s front desk 

Exhibit Opening for “Twisted Path III”
We are excitedly preparing for the new feature exhibit, Twisted Path III, Questions of Balance, opening to the public on Thursday, February 6. The evening before we will celebrate the new exhibit with a special opening reception, from 5:00 - 7:00pm on Wednesday, February 5. You must RSVP to attend this event, so please contact Abbe Director of Development, Hannah Whalen, if you are interested in attending - hannah@abbemuseum.org or 207-288-3519. 
http://abbemuseum.blogspot.com/

Exhibit Opening for “Twisted Path III”

We are excitedly preparing for the new feature exhibit, Twisted Path III, Questions of Balance, opening to the public on Thursday, February 6. The evening before we will celebrate the new exhibit with a special opening reception, from 5:00 - 7:00pm on Wednesday, February 5. You must RSVP to attend this event, so please contact Abbe Director of Development, Hannah Whalen, if you are interested in attending - hannah@abbemuseum.org or 207-288-3519. 
http://abbemuseum.blogspot.com/
I’ll be teaching a Chasing & Repoussé class at UAS in march… limited seats so hurry and register! 

I’ll be teaching a Chasing & Repoussé class at UAS in march… limited seats so hurry and register!