Continuum: 12 Artists
April 26, 2003–January 2, 2005
New York, NY
Continuum: 12 Artists features a changing selection of works by 12 contemporary Native American artists who represent the next generation of art begun by George Morrison (1919–2000, Grand Portage Band of Chippewa) and Allan Houser (1914–94, Warm Springs Chiricahua Apache), major figures of 20th-century Native American art. All 12 knew Morrison or Houser personally or indirectly and were influenced by their example as successful creators or through their careers as educators. Like Morrison and Houser, these artists draw from a variety of influences, inside and outside art schools and universities, exploring new directions and establishing reputations as groundbreakers in the realm of contemporary art and Native American art history.
Artists in the series include Kay WalkingStick, Rick Bartow, Joe Feddersen, Harry Fonseca, Hachivi Edgar Heap of Birds, George Longfish, Judith Lowry, Nora Naranjo-Morse, Shelley Niro, Jaune Quick-to-See-Smith, Marie Watt, and Richard Ray Whitman. The artists represent the Arapaho, Cherokee, Cheyenne, Colville, Cree, Flathead, Hamowi–Pit River, Hawaiian, Mohawk, Mountain Maidu, Nisenan Maidu, Pueblo Santa Clara, Seneca, Shoshone, Tuscarora, Yuchi, and Yurok cultures.