This exhibition runs concurrently with Emily Arthur's solo exhibition Re-membering: Prints, Books, & Bronze Multiples.
Curated by Emily Arthur, Contemporary Indigenous Printmaking features original prints by nineteen contemporary Native American artists. The majority of these artworks were acquired by invitation to a print portfolio exchange, in which multiple original prints are traded among a select group of artists responding to a singular topic from multiple perspectives. Often used for the purpose of teaching, a print exchange generates a community of reciprocal learning, mentorship, and collaboration.
The artists represented are Lynne Allen, Marwin Begaye, Corwin Clairmont, Jason Clark, Joe Feddersen, Jason Garcia, John Hitchcock. Hock E Aye Vi Edgar Heap of Birds, Tom Jones, Monty Little, Truman Lowe, Larry McNeil, Dylan Miner, Juanita Pahdopony, Fritz Scholder, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Neal Ambrose-Smith, C. Maxx Stevens, and Melanie Yazzie.
Ongoing support for the creation of contemporary Native print practices includes Crow's Shadow Institute of the Arts in Pendleton, Oregon, founded by James Lavadour (Walla Walla); First American Art magazine, edited by America Meredith (Cherokee Nation); Indigenous curators and scholars such as heather ahtone (Choctaw/Chickasaw Nation) and Nancy Marie Mithlo (Chiricahua Apache); and contemporary Native American programming in the arts such as 5 Plain Questions, a podcast hosted by Joe Williams (Sisseton Wahpeton Oyate) and produced by the Plains Art Museum in Fargo, North Dakota.
Emily Arthur: Re-membering"/"Contemporary Indigenous Printmaking" are featured exhibits held in conjuction with the Southern Graphics Council International (SGCI) Annual Meeting. The conference runs from March 16-19 and features many public exhibitions held across the city throughout March and April. Click here to view a full list of SGCI-associated events and exhibitions that are free and open to the public.