Celebrating Complexities: Ucross Native American Fellowship Artists

06.07.2024 – 10.06.2024

exhibition sponsors

Deborah Anspach & John Hanson
Bess Lovec
Larry & Ruth Martin
Sherri Cornett & Steve Kriner
Jordan R. Hoyt

Charles M. Bair Family Gallery & Northwest Projects Gallery

June 7 – October 6, 2024

Celebrating Complexities will feature the work of four Ucross Native American Fellowship Artists: Gerald Clarke (Cahuilla Band of Indians), Savannah LeCornu (Tsimshian [Wolf Clan] – Haida – Athabascan – Nez Perce – First Nations Nisga’a), Mikayla Patton (Oglala Lakota Nation), and Cara Romero (Chemehuevi Indian Tribe).

The four artists in Celebrating Complexities work across different mediums including photography, sculpture, painting, and printmaking. They come from diverse backgrounds, geographies, and tribal affiliations, and are at different stages in their careers. But each artist explores and celebrates complex ideas in their work, looking at the specific to elucidate the universal. They emphasize their connections to their communities, their families, and their ancestors. They make work that communicates an Indigenous worldview that encompasses the past, the present, and the future. They are reclaiming materials and techniques, narratives and identities, and their work tells rich stories about people and cultures that are living, vital, and thriving.