Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 / Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast

May 24 - September 14, 2014

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 explores the work of contemporary artists of Native North American origin working in both traditional and new media, acknowledging their long and diverse cultural legacies while overtly and simultaneously exploring, and often confronting, the many ongoing issues inherent to their cultural heritage.

This exhibition is the culmination of a decade-long investigation and exploration into fine art created by Indigenous artists from North America, defined by their regional origins. This concluding exhibition of the three-part series presents new work by Native American, First Nations, Métis, and Inuit artists and designers from the Northeastern and Southeastern regions of the United States and Canada. Curated by Ellen Taubman, this Changing Hands presentation is the third in a series of exhibitions organized by the Museum of Arts and Design in New York.

Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 / Contemporary Native North American Art from the Northeast and Southeast was organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York, and made possible by the National Endowment for the Arts. The exhibition catalogue is made possible in part with the support of the Smithsonian Institution’s Indigenous Contemporary Arts Program. Lead support for UMMA’s installation is provided by the University of Michigan Health System, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs, and the University of Michigan Office of the Provost. Additional generous support is provided by the University of Michigan Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs, Native American Studies Program, the Eisenberg Institute for Historical Studies, and the Doris Sloan Memorial Fund.


Images

Jeffrey Gibson
b. 1972, Colorado Springs, Colorado; lives in Brooklyn, New York
 
Everlast, 2011-12
Wool, canvas, steel, acrylic paint, glass beads, artificial sinew, tin jingles
Ht. 68 in. (172.7 cm); diam. 14 in. (35.6 cm)
Courtesy of the artist; American Contemporary, New York; Samsøn Projects, Boston
 
Photo credit: Ed Watkins
From the exhibition Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York
 
·      Jeffrey Gibson, Everlast, 2011-12, Wool, canvas, steel, acrylic paint, glass beads, artificial sinew, tin jingles, Photo by Ed Watkins, Courtesy of the artist; American Contemporary, New York; Samsøn Projects, Boston, From the exhibition Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Carla Hemlock
b. 1961, Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, Quebec; Lives in Kahnawake Mohawk Territory, Quebec
 
Tribute to the Mohawk Ironworkers, 2008
Cotton cloth, glass beads, sequins, cotton/ nylon threads
62 8 x 49 ¾ in. (158.4 x 126.3 cm)
Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC; Cat. No. 26/7164
 
Photo Credit: Greg Horn
From the exhibition Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York
 
·      Carla Hemlock, Tribute to the Mohawk Ironworkers, 2008, Cotton cloth, glass beads, sequins, cotton/ nylon threads, Photo by Greg Horn, Courtesy of the National Museum of the American Indian, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC, From the exhibition Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Jamasie Pitseolak
b. 1968, Cape Dorset, Nunavut; lives in Cape Dorset, Nunavut
 
Tiger Roars Again, 2011
Stone, antler, horn coloring
13 x 20 ¾ x 8 in. (33 x 52.7 x 20.3 cm)
Collection of Christopher Bredt and Jamie Cameron
 
Photo credit: Paul Conroy, Marion Scott Gallery/ Kardosh Projects
From the exhibition Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York
 
Jamasie Pitseolak, Tiger Roars Again, 2011, Stone, antler, horn coloring, Photo by Paul Conroy, Collection of Christopher Bredt and Jamie Cameron, From the exhibition Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York

David L. Pruitt
b. 1956, Adair County, Oklahoma; lives in Stilwell, Oklahoma
 
Hands of the Real People – The Past Present and Future, 2011
Clay, slip painted
21½ x 18½ x 3¾ in. (54.6 x 47 x 9.5 cm)
Courtesy of the artist
 
Photo credit: Cora Lathrop, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
From the exhibition Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York
 
·      David L. Pruitt, Hands of the Real People – The Past Present and Future, 2011, Clay, slip painted, Photo by Cora Lathrop, From the exhibition Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3 organized by the Museum of Arts and Design, New York

Timeline

Exhibition Timeline

SatMay 24
Exhibition Opens
Sat
May 24
2014
EXHIBITION OPENING: Changing Hands 3: Art Without Reservation
11:00am5:00pm
Exhibitions Related
Sun
Jun 1
2014
In Conversation: Changing Hands: Art Without Reservation 3
3:00pm4:00pm
Exhibitions Related
Sat
Jun 21
2014
Family Art Studio: Changing Hands
11:00am1:00pm
Artmaking / Exhibitions Related
Sat
Jun 21
2014
Family Art Studio: Changing Hands
2:00pm4:00pm
Artmaking / Exhibitions Related
Sun
Jul 13
2014
Meet Me at UMMA: A museum arts experience for persons with mild memory loss and their care partners
11:30am12:45pm
Special Events
Fri
Jul 18
2014
Selections from "A Future Past", films curated for Changing Hands 3 by Wanda Nanibush with exhibition curator Ellen Taubman
5:00pm8:00pm
Exhibitions Related / Film
Sun
Jul 27
2014
In Conversation: Historical Practices and Contemporary Native Art
3:00pm4:00pm
Exhibitions Related
Sun
Aug 10
2014
Selections from "A Future Past", films curated for Changing Hands 3 by Wanda Nanibush with exhibition curator Ellen Taubman
3:15pm4:45pm
Exhibitions Related / Film
Thu
Sep 4
2014
2014 Doris Sloan Memorial Program: UMMA Dialogue: Speaking of Past and Present: Changing Perceptions and Practices in Contemporary Native Art
6:30pm9:30pm
Artists and Curators / Exhibitions Related / Special Events
Sun
Sep 14
2014
Selections from "A Future Past", films curated for Changing Hands 3 by Wanda Nanibush with exhibition curator Ellen Taubman
3:15pm4:45pm
Exhibitions Related / Film
SunSep 14
Exhibition Closes