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Exhibition Detail
Dry Ice: Alaska Native Artists and the Landscape
Curated by: Julie Decker
108 Cathedral Place
Santa Fe, NM 87101

August 1st, 2010 - January 2nd, 2011
August 19th, 2010 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Skin of the Earth, Anna HooverAnna Hoover, Skin of the Earth,
sewn photographic landscape images
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Dry Ice: Alaska Native Artists and the Landscape

August 2, 2010 through January 2, 2011

Skin of the Earth, <i>2008, Anna Hoover, Fiber and mixed media, 6' x 12" x 12"</i>Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87501 (Click here for a map)

Dry Ice: Alaska Native Artists and the Landscape is an exhibition including works by contemporary Native Alaskan artists that explore the multiple meanings of and associations with the Alaskan landscape.

“Dry ice”—a term that denotes frozen carbon dioxide, which when taken out of a frigid environment rapidly dissolves from a solid form into a gaseous state—is meant to evoke the shifting significance of the Alaskan polar landscape through contemporary Native art. Given the central place of Alaska and its landscape in recent national debates surrounding the environment and the oil crisis, the subject of this exhibition is both timely and important. 

The exhibition features the work of nine Alaska Native artists, including Brian Adams, Susie Bevins-Ericsen, Perry Eaton, Nicholas Galanin, Anna Hoover, Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Erica Lord, Da-ka-xeen Mehner and Larry McNeil. Each explores their relationship to the landscape through a variety of interpretations and media, combining traditional and innovative forms from mask-making and skin sewing to photography and installation. Dry Ice was curated by Julie Decker of the International Gallery of Contemporary Art of Anchorage.

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