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Exhibition Detail
Low-Rez: Native American Lowbrow Art
131 W. San Francisco + 130 W. Palace 2nd Floor
Santa Fe, NM 87501

August 17th, 2012 - September 1st, 2012
August 17th, 2012 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Reclamation: Manifestations of Changing Woman, Nani ChaconNani Chacon,
Reclamation: Manifestations of Changing Woman,
2012, oil on masonite panel, 24"x24"
© 2012 Nani Chacin
Redemption March, Ryan SingerRyan Singer, Redemption March,
2012, acrylic, 18"x18"
© Ryan Singer
Tribal Hiphop, Brent GreenwoodBrent Greenwood, Tribal Hiphop,
2012, acrylic on canvas
© 2012 Brent Greenwood
An Acquired Taste, America MeredithAmerica Meredith, An Acquired Taste,
2012, acrylic on canvas, 16"x20"
© 2012 America Meredith
Sooner Dead, Micah WesleyMicah Wesley, Sooner Dead,
2012, mixed media
© Micah Wesley
, Jamison Chas Banks, Keith SecolaJamison Chas Banks, Keith Secola, 2012
© Jamison Chas Banks, Keith Secola
Native American Porn Stars: Hyapatia Lee, Chris PappanChris Pappan,
Native American Porn Stars: Hyapatia Lee,
acrylic on wood
© Chris Pappan
Lollipops and Ledger, Debra Yepa-PappanDebra Yepa-Pappan, Lollipops and Ledger,
2012, digital inkjet print on ledger paper, 5.25" x 6"
© Debra Yepa-Pappan
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Regular hrs. Wed.-Sat. 12-5
realism, pop, conceptual, graffiti/street-art, installation, Indigenous mixed-media, Native American, Lowbrow photography, landscape, surrealism, figurative, modern, traditional, sculpture
All events free

Low-Rez: Native American Lowbrow Art is a group art show of emerging and established Native artists working in the “lowbrow” genre of Pop Surrealism. The show runs from August 17 to September 1, 2012, and opens with a reception on Friday, August 17, 5:30 – 9:00 pm at 131 West San Francisco Street, First Floor and 130 West Palace Street, Second Floor near the downtown Santa Fe Plaza.

Saturday, August 18th, from 6:00 pm–8:00 pm, participating artists and musicians Randy Kemp and Brent Greenwood will provide music.

A closing reception will be held on Saturday, September 1st, from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm. All events are free and open to the public.

Coming from diverse backgrounds and experiences, these artists are united in their use of pop cultural imagery to express themselves as contemporary indigenous peoples. Most of the artists attended the Institute of American Indian Arts, a school dedicated to Native artists choosing their own path in self-representation, and most are participating in SWAIA’s Indian Market.

Lowbrow Art, also called Pop Surrealism, has mushroomed over the last few decades, as a response to overblown bombastic excesses of conceptual art and a return to a love of craft and technique in art making. Santa Fe has been an epicenter for the Native Pop movement, in which artists use pop imagery to explode non-native fantasies of Indians as the timeless “Noble Savage” and to establish entry points for audiences who might not be familiar with tribal histories or imagery. The subversive humor of Native Pop and Lowbrow Art provides a perfect vehicle for social commentary without becoming preachy or propagandist.

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