Visual Arts + Museums

Wendy Red Star

When: June 6-July 19 2014

iMOCA gets back into action this month with a solo show of new work by Wendy Red Star, a Portland, Oregon-based multimedia artist from a Crow tribal background. She was named an Eiteljorg Contemporary Art Fellow in 2009; here’s our impression of her work then: “Wendy Red Star’s ‘Fancy Shawl Project’ incorporates images that epitomize life on the Crow Indian reservation. From a distance, each of the five tasseled shawls could be construed as brightly colored variations on a traditional theme until, upon closer inspection, photo-transferred images depicting aspects of reservation life emerge: reservation dogs, crackerbox houses, storage cars, basketball, and television sets — subjects not typically associated with fine art, and certainly defying stereotypical images of sacred objects.”

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