Follow these links to peruse the websites of two incredible artists whose work deeply resonate on the various social and cultural issues they explore.
Nicolas Galanin: a fellow whose work I’ve admired and followed for years. A quote from Wikipedia “Nicholas Galanin is a multi-disciplinary artist and musician of mixed Tlingit/Aleut and non-Native ancestry. His work often explores a dialogue of change and identity between Native and non-Native communities.”
A link to his site, which is frequently updated. Follow it to his Flickr account to see his full portfolio. WOW.
Featured Art Image: “The American Dream is Alie and Well” Nicolas Galanin. 2012. US Flag, Felt, .50cal ammunition, foam, gold leaf, plastic
Lisa Jarret: an incredibly talented artist whom I’ve had the pleasure of sharing studio space with. An excerpt from her biography: “Growing up as a Black American who moved with her family to various, often conflicting political climates in cities in Texas, Minnesota, and New York, the influences of her upbringing in a post-Civil Rights and increasingly so-called “post-racial” America are apparent in her work, which seeks to confront ideas of racial difference and perceptions of racial equality.”
A link to her website. Take a look, you won’t be disappointed!