VISUAL VOICES: Contemporary Chickasaw Art
March 2 - June 2, 2019
Brenda Kingery, "Stars," 2015. acrylic on canvas, 31.25 x 39.25 in. Loan courtesy of the artist.
Billy Hensley, "Holmes Colbert," 2016. acrylic on canvas, 59.5 x 48 in. Loan courtesy of the artist.
Dustin Mater, "Cosmic Warrior II," 2015. mixed media, acrylic on molded plastic, rabbit fur, deer antler, black-lip pearl oyster shell, canvas, 11.5 x 11.5 x 17 in. Loan courtesy of the artist.
Joanna Blackburn, "Wild Onion Bloom," 2017. porcelain clay, buckskin, fresh water pearls, wire, 16 x 19 in.; three seeds, 3.5 x 3 x 3 in. ea. Loan courtesy of the artist.
Kristen Dorsey, "Panther Woman Hair Comb," 2012. 14k fine silver, diamond, labradorite, 6.25 x 6 in. Loan courtesy of the artist.
Brent Greenwood, "Gathering Medicine," 2017. acrylic on canvas, 30 x 40 in. Loan courtesy of the artist.
Joshua Hinson, "Chikashsha Poya (We are Chickasaw)," 2017. pen and ink on paper, 33.5 in. x 19.75. Loan courtesy of the artist.
Norma Howard, "Gathering River Cane," 2016. watercolor on paper, 26.125 x 22.875 in. Loan courtesy of the artist.
Lisa Hudson, "Davis America," 2016. digital black and white print, 7 x 3.2 in. Loan courtesy of the artist.
Paul Moore, "The Field," 2017. acrylic on three panels, 16 x 20 in. ea. Loan courtesy of the artist.
Tyra Shackleford, "The Lady," soy silk yarn, commercial dyes, 6 x 10 ft. Loan courtesy of the Eiteljorg Museum of American Indians and Western Art, Indianapolis.
Erin Shaw, "Dinosaur," 2017. acrylic on canvas, 24.25 x 24.25 in. Loan courtesy of the artist.
Maya Stewart, "Tokyo Wristlet II," 2017. bronze lambskin leather, 14 x 15.5 x 17 in. Loan courtesy of the artist.
Margaret Wheeler, "Murder of One," 2017. handwoven wool, glass beads, sterling silver, wool yarn, ultra-suede over mannequin torso; hand cast face on red cedar base, 27.5 x 73.5 x 27.5 in. (with stand). Loan courtesy of the artist.
Dan Worcester, "Summer," 2017. forged steel, Bakelite, sterling silver, 2.375 x 7.25 x .625 in. Loan courtesy of the artist.
With VISUAL VOICES: Contemporary Chickasaw Art the Museum continues our commitment to social engagement and racial equity. Visual Voices showcases the diversity of expression in contemporary Chickasaw art across different media and multiple indigenous perspectives. We are honored to connect our audiences with 15 artists from the Chickasaw Nation who represent the creative excellence of a tribe with deep roots in Mississippi. While many of the artists hail from Oklahoma, their work flows from the cultural and historical traditions of the Chickasaw people and the Mississippi homeland. In its bicentennial exhibition Picturing Mississippi: Land of Plenty, Pain, and Promise, the Museum featured three beautiful works of pottery by Chickasaw artist Joanna Underwood Blackburn. We are excited to host a larger exhibition that includes Blackburn among this group of leading contemporary Chickasaw artists.
VISUAL VOICES is made possible by a grant provided by the Chickasaw Nation, guidance from the Chickasaw Artist Board, and assistance from The American Indian Cultural Center and Museum. Additional support is provided by the Community Foundation for Mississippi—Tommy G. Ramey & Peggy Huff Harris Fund and Ross & Yerger.
This exhibition is free and open to the public.
Museum Hours: Tues.-Sat., 10 AM-5 PM, and Sun., noon-5 PM