News for Monday, May 22, 2017

SAR Native Artist Fellows’ Work Accessioned into New York Museum

Dawn Dark Mountain. Dawn Dark Mountain. "Treaty Calico Series" (Wild Strawberry), 2014-2015.Mixed media. Photo courtesy of the artist.Dawn Dark Mountain. "Treaty Calico Series" (Wild Strawberry), 2014-2015.Mixed media. Photo courtesy of the artist.

The School for Advanced Research congratulates 2015 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow Dawn Dark Mountain and 2016 Eric and Barbara Dobkin Native Artist Fellow Luanne Redeye on having their work accessioned into the New York State Museum collections. In fiscal year 2017, five out of eight innovative new works added to New York State Museum’s contemporary art collection this year were created by these two formidable artists.

“Treaty Calico Series” by Dawn Dark Mountain (Oneida-Wisconsin) is a series of four artworks comprised of watercolor and beadwork on manipulated paper. In this series, which she worked on while at SAR, Dark Mountain brings attention to the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua. In recognition of the friendship and rights of the Six Nations of the Iroquois, the treaty pledged an annual payment of trade goods, including calico cloth, by the United States government to the Iroquois Nations. The payment continues to this day.


Luanne Redeye. Luanne Redeye. "Ageswë’gaiyo’", 2010-2011Oil on panel, 30 in. x 40 in. Photo courtesy of the artist.Luanne Redeye. "Ageswë’gaiyo’", 2010-2011Oil on panel, 30 in. x 40 in. Photo courtesy of the artist.“Ageswë'gaiyo'” by Luanne Redeye (Seneca) is an oil on panel painting. In it, Redeye presents an intimate glimpse of her personal tattoo body art, challenging stereotypes and preconceived notions of what Native peoples, particularly Native women and even Native art, “should” look like.

The newly accessioned artwork will go on display in 2018. For more information, click here.

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