Featuring paintings, sketches, and lithographs, Coyote Leaves the Res: The Art of Harry Fonseca focuses on the recurring figure of Coyote, a trickster, shape shifter, and storyteller capable of moving undetected between different worlds. This exhibition explores the complexity of Harry Fonseca’s (Nisenan Maidu, Hawaiian, Portuguese, 1946–2006) art within the context of a contemporary world, in which new freedoms and old biases often exist side-by-side. As both a gay man and a person of mixed heritage, Fonseca used his work as a vehicle for self-discovery a means of navigating different aspects of his life and identity during a time when ideas about Native peoples were often driven by outside forces, including commercial markets, tourism, and historical clichés. Fonseca was an instrumental force in reshaping Native art with his trademark blend of traditional imagery, contemporary experience, and vibrant color and form. As he used his art to explore both his personal journey and the role of history in shaping Native consciousness in the present, Fonseca sought to expand definitions of American Indian art and to shatter the expectations and stereotypes that had long confined it.
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The exhibition features images selected from Simmons’ vast archive of photographs from the 1960s and 1970s and highlights the enduring profoundness of Simmons’ early works.
In 1924, the British Empire Exhibition opened in London featuring installations of material and trade wealth-based Britain’s global colonies. Among the most popular sites was theThe “Walled City,” which housed the pavilions of the participating West African colonies. On Display in the Walled City showcases 38 objects from the Fowler’s collection that were originally displayed in the Nigerian pavilion, and offers insights into Nigerian art of the early-twentieth-century and the colonial enterprise. Wednesdays 12:00 noon – 8:00 p.m., Thursdays…
Through Positive Eyes is a large-scale photography and storytelling project created in collaboration with more than 130 people living with HIV/AIDS. The exhibition includes photography and video by artist-activists from 10 cities across the globe and a sculpture installation by Los Angeles–based multimedia artist Alison Saar.
A border watch volunteer confronts a Mexican man who claims to be looking for his missing daughter. Set in a hostile wasteland between nations, Nowhere on the Border reveals the personal dramas that drive people to cross borders both physical and emotional.
Autonomous Oral History Group (AOHG) is pleased to debut their 2019 research at Art in the Park. The exhibition space will host AOHG’s interview collection alongside archival material and instructional videos. AOHG records and disseminates conversations held by individuals and collectives in order for contradictions in their systems of values to be magnified. AOHG is a platform where people can speak on their own behalf, and contextualize this knowledge on their own terms. AOHG also hosts a rotation of oral…