Opening Reception: This Good Land: Contemporary Native Artists from Oregon
- Date: 11/07/2019 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM
- Location: Betty Feves Memorial Gallery
Pioneer Hall, 2411 NW Carden Ave.
Pendleton, Oregon 97801
Please join us for an Opening Reception. There will be a Gallery Talk at approximately 5pm. This event is free, family-friendly and light refreshments will be served.
This Good Land: Contemporary Native Artists from Oregon
Exhibit Dates: November 7 – December 5, 2019
Opening Reception: Thursday November 7, 4:30-6:30pm
This Good Land: Contemporary Native Artists from Oregon is an exhibition of prints made at Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts in Pendleton, Oregon. The exhibit’s namesake work is a large vertical diptych by one of the founders of Crow’s Shadow, James Lavadour. This exhibition features Native American Artists from around the state, with a wide range of life experiences and backgrounds. These artists are all deeply connected to the region with compelling artwork that ties back into the land with a sense of what makes Oregon a unique and beautiful place to live. Some of these artists are highly established and well-recognized, such as James Lavadour who was featured in the 2013 Venice Biennale; Marie Watt who has shown at the Smithsonian’s NMAI in New York; or Rick Bartow who has a pair of monumental sculptures gracing the National Mall in Washington, DC. Others are exciting emerging artists, such as Demian DinéYazhi or local Whitney Minthorn; all are exceptionally talented. These works are part of an important creative legacy which gives voice to the unique perspective of each of these individual artists while beginning to describe the dynamic and ever-changing role of contemporary art as a way of understanding the world around us.
All works in the show were made at and published by Crow’s Shadow, and are on loan from CSIA’s permanent collection. Artists-in-Residence typically work at Crow’s Shadow for a two-week residency, with the technical guidance of the Crow’s Shadow Master Printer (Frank Janzen 2001-2017 or Judith Baumann 2018-present).