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Eiteljorg Native American Contemporary Art Fellowship 2009

Art Quantum

Eiteljorg Native American Contemporary Art Fellowship 2009

Art Quantum

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Art Quantum

The hallmark of this exhibition was an installation by a Distinguished Artist who is a First Nations artist, Edward Poitras (Gordon First Nation). His installation included 300 pounds of white rice that had to be treated to discourage insect infestation and that filled the gallery with the aroma of rice. The piece is titled Home and Garden, 2009, and is owned by the Eiteljorg.

Edward Poitras (Gordon First Nation, born 1953), 'Home and Garden', 2009, canvas, rope, wood, rice, dollar bills, 138 1/2 x 288 1/8 in., Museum Purchase: Eiteljorg Fellowship
Jeffrey Gibson (Cherokee/Mississippi Band of Choctaw, born 1972), 'Second Nature', 2006, oil paint, urethane foam, and pigmented silicone on wood, 94 x 72 in., Museum Purchase: Eiteljorg Fellowship

Forming Our Language

  I feel pretty fortunate to be a part of this particular generation. You know I think about the people who came before me and their marginalization was so different than my marginalization. I mean, but it still the language has to be invented. I mean I really feel like the language is, it’s like we are borrowing other peoples language to describe our situation to, but our particular language hasn’t really been formed yet. And that is an exciting time.”

Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Of Choctaw/Cherokee) 2009 Fellowship Artist

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Jim Denomie (Ojibwe, born 1955), 'Blue Eyed Chief', 2008, oil on canvas, 36 x 36 in., Museum Purchase: Eiteljorg Fellowship