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IAIA 2021–2022 BFA Exhibition: Awakened Dreamscapes—Opening Reception
Fri, March 11, 2022, 5:00 pm–7:00 pm| Free
Join us for S’mores in the Art Park during the opening reception on Friday, March 11, 5–7 pm.
The IAIA 2021–2022 BFA Exhibition, Awakened Dreamscapes, features artworks created by the Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) Studio Arts and Museum Studies BFA students. 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.
The exhibition is curated by IAIA student Tayloure Baker (Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, Muskogee Creek Nation, Osage Nation, Rincon Band of Luiseño Indians) and IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA) Curatorial Assistant Hank Cooper (Cherokee Nation).
- Monika Guerra (Mexican American)
- Michelle Preslik
- Derek Santos (Oglala Lakota)
- Roxanne White (Navajo)
- Jacquelyn Yepa (Navajo and Jemez Pueblo)
For more information, please contact MoCNA Chief Curator Manuela Well-Off-Man at firstname.lastname@example.org.