Harwood Museum

of the University of New Mexico

Taos, NM


Harwood Facade, photo by John Rudiak, 1998



Multiple Impressions: Native American Artists and the Print

April 2 - June 11, 2000


The Harwood Museum continues its exhibition, "Multiple Impressions - Native American Artists and the Print" which will be on view through June 11, 2000 in the George E. Foster, Jr. Gallery of Prints, Drawings and Photography. This exhibition curated by Joyce Szabo, Associate Professor of Art & Art History at The University of New Mexico, highlights the diversity of lithographs created by Native American and Canadian First Nations artists at the Tamarind Institute between 1970 and 1999. Artists presented in this exhibition are T.C. Cannon, R. C. Gorman, James Harvard, Robert Houle, Phil Hughte, Felice Lucero, Solomon McCombs, Dan Namingha, Fritz Scholder, Duane Slick, Jaune Quick-To-See Smith, Patrick Swazo, and Emmi Whitehorse. (left: Fritz Scholder, American Warrier, 1980)

The selection of nineteen prints in "Multiple Impressions" represents with unmistakable force the creativity that has been a constant factor in work done at the Tamarind Institute. Tamarind Institute moved to Albuquerque from Los Angeles in 1970 and throughout the intervening years a wealth of artistic talent has created prints at the lithography workshop. Among the first artists to work at Tamarind after its move was Fritz Scholder whose forceful representations of Native subjects had shocked a public used to inoffensive, idealized representations of Indians. Since Scholder's initial project, numerous Native American artists have explored the rich potential of printmaking in collaboration with the Institute's master printers. Their work reveals a distinct cross-section of the history of modern Native American art in general and the unlimited potential of the print medium itself. (right: R. C. Gorman, Untitled, 1974)

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