Monday Aug 18, 2014
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Tamarind Institute will exhibit 20 new lithographs and monotypes created during the 2013 project, Landmarks: Indigenous Australian Artists and Native American Artists Explore Connections to the Land, together with other works by the participating artists. The exhibition opens July 25 and runs through September 26 in the Tamarind Gallery. The public is invited to a reception with the artists, August 21, from 5:30 — 7 p.m. at Tamarind.
This project, partially funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, brought together two groups of artists from opposite sides of the world to explore the experience of collaborative lithography. Indigenous Australian artists from the Northern Territory and Native American artists from various locations in the United States and Canada traveled to Yrrikala, in the Northern Territory, and then came to Albuquerque to work with printers and students in Tamarind Instituteâs workshop.
On exhibition will be works by Native American artists Chris Pappan (Kaw, Osage, Cheyenne River Sioux), Marie Watt (Seneca), Jewel Shaw (Cree/Metis;),and Dyani Reynolds White Hawk (Sicangu Lakota). Indigenous Australian artists from the Northern Territories include Djirrirra Wunungmurra, Marie Josette Orsto, and Alma Granites Sims. A video about the project will be ongoing in the gallery.