Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds - Claim Your Color
September 8 - 30
The first comprehensive survey exhibition of Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds that brings together his work from different media - paintings, drawings and public installations. His abstract paintings done between 1979 - 1989 and his "language drawings" are based on relationships with the natural world, drawing ties between nature and culture. In their form and content, these works challenge the ambivalent language of racial stereotypes. His paintings combine a "mapping" of Native American symbols and representations of the earth and nature. His language drawings address the question of identity, culture and survival of the natural world. Together they draw viewers attention to dominant attitudes towards North American peoples and to the material conditions in which we exist. His site specific public work often brings attention to the geographic and cultural identity of Indian tribes from the area.
Essays by Lowery Stokes Sims, Jean Fisher and Papo Colo; texts by Edgar Heap of Birds, 32 pages, 2 color and 18 b & w reproductions; a complete biography and bibliography. Travels To Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, Minnesota San Jose Museum of Art, California
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