News for Thursday, August 27, 2009
2007 Dubin Fellow Jason Garcia wins Best of Class at Indian Market
August 27, 2009, Santa Fe, NM
For Immediate Release
This past weekend, 2007 Ronald and Susan Dubin Fellow Jason Garcia won Best of Classification III–Paintings, Drawings, Graphics & Photography at the 2009 Santa Fe Indian Market. Best known for his painted tiles inspired by Tewa history and his home of Santa Clara Pueblo, Garcia’s recent foray into printmaking paid off as he walked away with a Best of Class award Friday night.
Titled Tales of Tewa Suspense No. 4, Garcia’s winning print is an adaptation of one of his tiles depicting the Tewa historical leader, Po’pay, banishing the Spanish conquistadors during the Pueblo Revolt of 1680. Referencing the Marvel comic book series, Avengers, specifically issue 57, Garcia replaces the evil The Vision with a monumental Po’pay, while minion-sized conquistadors take the place of the Avengers. In this print, by literally reversing the roles of good and evil in the Avengers #57 cover, Garcia acknowledges the triumph of good over evil and pays tribute to Po’pay as a real-life superhero.
The School for Advanced Research congratulates Jason Garcia on this prestigious award.