FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Hybrid Harvest: Contemporary Native American Art
September 3 through October 7, 2005
Opening Reception: Saturday, September 3, 5-8 p.m.
Cal State Fullerton Main Art Gallery
Visual Arts Center • California State University, Fullerton
800 North State College Blvd. (just north of Nutwood Avenue), Fullerton, CA
Contact, Marilyn Moore, Art Gallery Office at (714) 278-7750, or Elizabeth Champion, College of the Arts at (714) 278-2434
714-278-3262, fax 714-278-2390
Web site, <http://www.arts.fullerton.edu/arts/events>
Gallery hours, Tuesday through Friday, 12 4pm; Saturday, 12-2pm
Preston Singletarym "Raven Steals the Sun," 2000,
blown, sculpted and sandblasted glassm 16.5" (h) x 3.75" (d).
Collection of John and Joyce Price.
Hybrid Harvest: Contemporary Native American Art includes the work of five contemporary Native American artists: Carm Little Turtle, James Luna, Shelley Niro, Preston Singletary and Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. All five artists work in media that were unknown to Indians before they interacted with Europeans and EuroAmericans (art glass, photography, video, installation, oil painting), yet their artwork also makes reference to the “traditional.” The exhibition was curated by Cheryl Groch-Schriefer and Beth R. Solomon
These artists, “many with long careers behind them, address issues of cultural cross-pollination and stereotypical thinking as these both endure and change. In works that call on antiquity and the present, they bring us their history and their legends, their insights, their sorrows and their joys.” (From the catalogue essay by Zena Perlstone).