This is documention of BURY MY ART AT WOUNDED KNEE: Blood & Guts in the Art School Industrial Complex, at Pacific Northwest College of Art (PNCA) in Portland, OR. The exhibition was instigated by R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment and curated by Native artist, Demian Diné Yazhi’. The all-Native art show was the first of its kind at PNCA and featured the artwork of 15 Contemporary Native Artists/Warriors. The show ran from December 5th, 2013 to January 29th, 2014, and was extended for an additional month.
Special thanks goes out to all the artists/warriors involved, Linda Kliewer (Assistant Professor, Chair of the Thesis Department, and Mentor at PNCA), Mack McFarland (Exhibitions Coordinator at PNCA), and all the heroes past, present, and future.
Exhibition display based on letterpresses poster, designed by Demian Diné Yazhi’. Acrylic paint & graphite. Measurements: approximately 55.5” x 74.5”
Installation view of the exhibition from the east entrance.
From left to right: Untitled, by Douglas Miles; kill the man. save the Indian, by Shilo George;and Vision Quest Glyphology, by Kaila Farrell-Smith.
From left to right: The Long Shadow, by Jean Quick-to-See Smith; Report, by Raven Chacon; Captain of My Universe, by Neal Ambrose-Smith;and exhibition display designed by Demian Diné Yazhi’.
From left to right: Untitled, by Nani Chacon; Between Science & Nature, by Nani Chacon; Untitled, by Nani Chacon; Hybrid, by Sam Guerrero;and Untitled (Apache Warrior), by Douglas Miles.
From left to right: Navajo Protest Artists Arrested, Flagstaff, AZ (video), by Thomas GreyEyes; Untitled (Indians & Cowboys), by Demian Diné Yazhi’;and Nametoo, by Celeste Pedri.
From left to right: Four Poems (Inheritance, Life’s a Beach, Having Left, and When Are You Leaving?), by Tommy Pico; Nametoo, by Celeste Pedri;and Indigeneity, by Ryan Young.
Installation view of exhibition from the west entrance.
Far left wall: Artifact- Bags –, by Jordan Bennett; Ipshaamírapuh Iktiinach (Orphan Dance-Stick), by Fox A.C. Spears; and Untitled (Work In Progress) video, by R.I.S.E.: Radical Indigenous Survivance & Empowerment.
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