O’siyo.This month the The Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art located on Johnson County Community College campus in Overland Park, Kansas, is presenting their beautiful and unusual Native American art exhibit. The Native artists represent various tribes and express their individuality and cultural roots through their unique art pieces.To learn more about the artists presented here click on their photos.
Excerpt: Contemporary American Indian Artworks…Katherine Brooks, The Huff Post
“The exhibition, conveniently named Contemporary American Indian Art: The Nerman Museum Collection, hit the Overland Park location last month, bringing 55 works by 43 different artists to the forefront of its gallery spaces. The artists hail from the far corners of the country, from the Pacific Northwest across the Plains to the Northeast, providing an overview of not only the museum’s ongoing efforts to build a major collection of contemporary American Indian art, but also the wild and vibrant aesthetics that exemplify the genre.
From Jackie Larson Bread’s The Cover of the Rolling Stone, embroidered in buckskin and beads on a laptop sleeve, to Clinton Work’s embellished polyurethane Clamming Bucket, the works on view displace time and ritual, merging the utilitarian artifacts of traditional culture with the political and philosophical musings of contemporary society. Bits of popular and commercial culture, such as branded sporting equipment, are transformed into figments of a hybrid universe, one that simultaneously pays homage to indigenous art forms while nodding to the experimentation of American Indian artists across media and perspectives today.
The Nerman Museum, part of the Johnson County Community College, has been devoted to collecting and showcasing contemporary American Indian art for the past decade.
They join institutions like the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts in Santa Fe and the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis in celebrating modern art trends from artists within the Cherokee, Choctaw, Crow, Kwakwaka’wakw, Cochiti Pueblo, Blackfeet and many more.”
“Contemporary American Indian Art: The Nerman Museum Collection” will be on view until May 18, 2014.
“The artist is a receptacle for the emotions that come from all over the place: from the sky, from the earth, from a scrap of paper, from a passing shape, from a spider’s web.”