Art Abstracts: Joe Feddersen’s Wyit View

Looking for the answer to Art Abstracts? It’s Joe Feddersen’s Wyit View. 

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Joe Feddersen (U.S., Colville Confederated Tribes; b. 1953) | Wyit View, 2003 | Lithograph, 140 x 30 in. | Image provided by Crow’s Shadow Institute of the Arts, courtesy of the artist (c) 2015.

This work will appear in our exhibition that is opening this Thursday!

Enter the Matrix: Indigenous Printmakers joins work from the museum’s permanent collection with work on loan from private collections such as Crow’s Shadow Institute (Oregon), Melanie Yazzie (Colorado), and the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. The exhibition explores how printmaking has become a matrix for cultural and artistic exchange, the critical sites of engagement, and key figures.

In recent decades, printmaking has become a medium facilitating global cultural exchange for indigenous artists. Historically, for tribal communities, paper has been used as a weapon of cultural dominance, manifesting dispossession of lands and forced cultural assimilation. For indigenous artists, using paper as a medium for artistic expression manifests paper as a tool for self-determination, fostering dialogue about culture and identity, contributing to cultural survival.

The exhibition opens Thursday with a lecture at 7 p.m., with a public opening to follow. Members of the FJJMA Association are invited to join us for complimentary wine and a private preview of the exhibition at 6 p.m. If you are not currently a member and would like to join us for the preview, join today at ou.edu/fjjmamembers, or call the Association Office at 405-325-2297 to join over the phone!

 

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