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Metaphor, Myth, & Politics

Artwork with face of hawk in black and white comprising left half of image with red and white decorative background

Artwork with face of hawk in black and white comprising left half of image with red and white decorative background

September 29 - December 3, 2021

(closed November 24, 25, 26)

Showcasing the vibrant printmaking of Native and Indigenous artists from around the world, Metaphor, Myth, & Politics: Art from Native Printmakers features 36 contemporary works on paper by 29 artists, all drawn from the collection of UC Davis’ C.N. Gorman Museum. Established early in the museum’s history, this unique collection has continued to expand over the years through the generosity of artists, in addition to the support of collectors and museum members.

The inventive works included in this exhibition reveal the diverse points of view and styles of art present in the world of contemporary Native printmaking. Artists: Gina Adams, Norman Akers, Neal Ambrose-Smith, Maile Andrade, Kenojuak Ashevak, Marwin Begaye, Corwin Clairmont, Natalie Couch, Andy Everson, Joe Feddersen, Nicholas Galanin, Rudolph Carl Gorman, Rowan Harrison, Anna Hoover, Frank La Pena, Linley B. Logan, Larry McNeil, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, Marvin Oliver, Sue Pearson, Susan Point, Pudlo Pudlat, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Wendy Red Star, C. Maxx Stevens, Glory Tacheenie-Campoy, Marie Watt, Melanie Yazzie, and Raymond Zada.

Traveling exhibition Metaphor, Myth, & Politics: Art from Native Printmakers is the product of a partnership between the C.N. Gorman Museum at UC Davis and Exhibit Envoy. 

 
 
Image: Marwin Begaye (Diné [Navajo]), Atseetuts’ii (Red Tail Hawk), 2016. Courtesy of the C.N. Gorman Museum, UC Davis.
Sep 28, 2021

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