Public Opening: Thursday, October 4, 2018
Special Opening Times: Southwest School of Art 5-7 pm, Blue Star Contemporary 7-9 pm
Blue Star Contemporary and Southwest School of Art are pleased to co-host the exhibition, Monarchs: Brown and Native Contemporary Artists in the Path of the Butterfly, on view October 4, 2018 – January 6, 2019. Curated by Risa Puleo, the exhibition features the works of 35 artists who are native to the Americas separated into conceptual categories including indigenous, immigrant and assimilated. The exhibition considers how objects, still and moving images, sound and performances made by artists living in the path of the butterfly reveal their identities through form, process and materiality rather than through content.
This exhibition is curated by Risa Puleo and organized by Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Omaha, Nebraska, where it was first presented December 7, 2017-February 24, 2018. The accompanying catalogue is supported, in part, by the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Sandra Fossum, and Watie White.