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Awakened Dreamscapes—Panel Discussion
Thu, April 7, 2022, 5:00 pm–6:00 pm
Join the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) for a panel discussion with Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) 2021–2022 BFA Exhibition Artists Monika Guerra (Mexican American), Michelle Preslik, Derek Santos (Oglala Lakota), and Roxanne White (Diné).
Moderated by MoCNA Curatorial Assistant Hank Cooper (Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma), this panel will explore the artist‘s creative processes and artistic responses to the exhibition‘s thematic elements of human connection, fantastical worlds, and curiosities of consciousness emanated in their work.
About Awakened Dreamscapes
Awakened Dreamscapes is an exhibition of emerging students in the IAIA BFA programs.
In this exhibition, the artists share an interest in analyzing their existence and imagining alternative worlds. The artists also question our perceptions of different worlds, both fantastic and real. This selection of works explores shared and individual cultural dimensions, analyzing forms of human connection through sculpture, painting, and digital art mediums. The artists also examine fantastical worlds that invite viewers to escape to the depths of the ocean, float among Pokémon, or place themselves in a classic cult movie before coming back to earth where they encounter cinematic stills of the real world. What unites these works are the artists’ curiosities of consciousness and their critical look at the countless ways to exist.