Shared Visions: Native American Painters and Sculptors in the Twentieth Century
April 13 - July 28, 1991
Organized by The Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ
Edited by Margaret Archuleta and Dr. Rennard Strickland
Published in conjunction with the exhibition of the same name originally presented at and organized by The Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ.
Softcover exhibition catalogue, first edition, 110 pages, 76 color plates
About the exhibition catalogue:
Shared Visions exhibited the works of major artists of the twentieth century Native American Fine Art Movement. Emphasis was placed upon artists who helped to shape the movement and whose work influenced the direction of American Indian painting and sculpture. Individual works were selected to represent the depth and diversity of Native American art and artists. Art works range from the early narrative paintings of Carl Sweezy (Arapaho, 1881-1953) and Ernest Spybuck (Shawnee, 1883-1949), to a series of works on the topic of "encounter and response" executed in 1990 for this exhibition, therefore, reflects the changing world of the American Indian artist as that world unfolded throughout the twentieth century.
Although it has become fashionable and commonplace to describe the appropriation of Native American, African and the arts of other cultures by European modernists, very little has been written about the appropriation of modernism by non-Western artists. This book presents more than 70 Native American painters and sculptors whose work draws on Euro-American conceptions of art as much as it does on Native American traditions.