NEW YORK, NY.-
UNRESERVED Alliance is pleased to announce "IN/SIGHT 2010", an exhibition of art by American Indian artists, curated by Clarissa Dalrymple and UNRESERVED co-founder Michael Chapman. The exhibition is a survey of work by both emerging and established artists working in various media. Twenty-four artists spanning several generations are represented in the show. "IN/SIGHT" will be on view at the Chelsea Art Museum
from January 14 through February 13.
The work ranges across the entire spectrum of contemporary practice from painting and photography to sculpture, video and mixed media installation. Superficially it might resemble any broad ranging survey of contemporary artists, except that there is a subtle pervasion of sensibility and spirit unique to the American Indian experience that lends the work rich additional dimensions of iconography, mythology, historical reference and skill traditions--dimensions that surprise and delight again and again. This cultural resonance notwithstanding, these are contemporary artists in the fullest and most universal sense. Chapman says, ""With IN/SIGHT 2010", we are trying to make sure that the talented, lively and relevant American Indian voices are part of the contemporary art dynamic here in the U. S. art capital."
Artists whose work will be included in the show are: Marla Allison, Rick Bartow, Lorenzo Clayton & Timothy Patrick Corbett, Cloud Medicine Crow, Joe Feddersen, Nathan Hart, Lisa Holt & Harlan Reano, Norma Howard, Athena La Tocha, Jason Lujan, Douglas Miles, Eliza Naranjo Morse, Jolene Rickard. Mateo Romero, Sarah Sense, Preston Singletary, Bently Spang, Renzo Spirit Buffalo, Gail Tremblay, Kade Twist, Will Wilson, and Steven Yazzie. Works in the show will be available for sale with proceeds going to the artists.
Of the show, co-curator Dalrymple adds, It has been truly exciting to meet artists working so seriously, with such dedication to their professions and communities. I am honored to have participated, however briefly, in such a rich and surprising world. I feel broadened and inspired, having been taken so pleasantly outside my usual experience, into a world of where art and life are vitally connected.