The Powwow : An Art History

Martin, Lee-Ann; Boyer, Bob; Goodbird, Edward. The Powwow : An Art History. Regina, Sask.: Mackenzie Art Gallery, 2000.

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Abstract (English)

Catalogue for an exhibition on the history of Native American painting and the powow ritual (late 1800s – late 1900s), by guest curators Martin and Boyer. Boyer traces the powow’s history through the work and testimony of Hidatsa artist E. Goodbird, the history of hide painting, the Ledger Art movement (books of drawings by Native American political prisoners), the Kiowa Five style of painting and the work of Lakota painter O. Howe. After a brief overview of the development of powow dances, Martin provides an art historical analysis of powow representations since the late 19th century. She also discusses the issue of cultural authenticity (beginning in the 1930s), and places emphasis on the increased popularity of the powow and the vitality of contemporary Aboriginal art. List of works in the exhibition. 32 bibl. ref.

Types: Catalogues > Exhibition catalogues
All Contributors: Martin, Lee-Ann (Curator); Martin, Lee-Ann (Author); Boyer, Bob (Curator); Boyer, Bob (Author); Davis, Kate (Prefacer); Goodbird, Edward (Author)
Dossier: 355 - MacKENZIE ART GALLERY (Regina)
Collation: 75 p. : 47 ill. (35 col.) ; 26 x 22 cm
ISBN: 1896470319
Language of Publication: English
Publishers: Regina, Sask.: Mackenzie Art Gallery
Artists: Agecoutay, Richard K.; Big Bear, Frank Jr.; Blackowl, Archie; Bushyhead, Allen; Cardinal-Schubert, Joane; Chee, Robert; Deadman, Patricia; Desjarlait, Patrick; Flett, George; Fonseca, Harry; Grummer, Brenda Kenney; Howe, Oscar; Jones, Ruthe Blalock; Maracle, Clifford; Mirabal, Eva; Moline, Bob; Mopope, Stephen; Neel, David; Odjig, Daphne; Sapp, Allen; Staats, Greg; Thomas, Jeffrey; West, W. Richard; Whitehead, Jerry; Yahola, Anthony; Yerxa, Leo
Critics / Curators / Historians: Martin, Lee-Ann; Boyer, Bob
Art Organizations: Exhibition Centres > Canada > Saskatchewan > Mackenzie Art Gallery (Regina)
Event Statement: Exhibition dates: 22 Sept. 2000 - 28 Jan. 2001, Mackenzie Art Gallery (Regina).
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Date Deposited: 01 Jun 2001
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2012 17:16
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