March 25, 2010

Exhibit | POP! Popular Culture in American Indian Art

The Heard Museum in Phoenix Arizona will be opening a new exhibit on April 16, 2010. The exhibit, POP! POPULAR CULTURE IN AMERICAN INDIAN ART, runs through April 2011.

The exhibit displays how pop culture and innovation collide with traditional art forms and cultures in artwork that reflects contemporary issues and imagery in an often comedic, tongue-in-cheek way. Fashion, graffiti art, comics, pottery and beadwork are formats for contemporary American Indian artists who incorporate imagery from popular culture into their work.

Beadworker and fashion designer Marcus Amerman will be one of the artists featured in the exhibit.

And peep these shoes by Paula Rasmus-Dede (Aleut, b. 1946): "Clearly Red Hot Mama," 2010