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Low-Rez: Native American Lowbrow Art

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Reclamation: Manifestations of Changing Woman, 2012 Oil on Masonite Panel 24"x24" © 2012 Nani Chacin
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Redemption March, 2012 Acrylic 18"x18" © Ryan Singer
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Tribal Hiphop, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas © 2012 Brent Greenwood
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An Acquired Taste, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 16"x20" © 2012 America Meredith
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Sooner Dead, 2012 Mixed Media © Micah Wesley
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© Jamison Chas Banks, Keith Secola
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Native American Porn Stars: Hyapatia Lee Acrylic on Wood © Chris Pappan
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Lollipops and Ledger, 2012 Digital Inkjet Print on Ledger Paper 5.25" X 6" © Debra Yepa-Pappan
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
Opening: August 17th, 2012 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://eggmanwalrus.com
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
Downtown/Plaza
EMAIL:  
info@eggmanwalrus.com
PHONE:  
505.660.0048
OPEN HOURS:  
Regular hrs. Wed.-Sat. 12-5
TAGS:  
Lowbrow photography, Native American, Indigenous mixed-media, installation, graffiti/street-art, conceptual, pop, realism, landscape, surrealism, figurative, modern, traditional, sculpture
COST:  
All events free

DESCRIPTION

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.