When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California

Kristina Perea Gilmore (Other) Frank Lapena (Editor)
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When I Remember I See Red: American Indian Art and Activism in California features contemporary art by First Californians and other American Indian artists with strong ties to the state. Spanning the past five decades, the exhibition includes more than sixty-five works in various media, from painting, sculpture, prints, and photography, to installation and video. More than forty artists are represented, among them pioneers such as Rick Bartow, George Blake, Dalbert Castro, Frank Day, Harry Fonseca, Frank LaPena, Jean LaMarr, James Luna, Karen Noble, Fritz Scholder, Brian Tripp, and Franklin Tuttle, as well as emerging and mid-career artists. Taking cues from their forebears, members of the younger generation often combine art and activism, embracing issues of identity, politics, and injustice to produce innovative--and frequently enlightening--work. The exhibition, along with the accompanying catalogue, transcends borders, with some California artists working outside the state, and several artists of non-California tribes living and creating within its boundaries. Diverse cultural influences coupled with the extraordinary dissemination of images made possible by technology have led to new forms of expression, making When I Remember I See Red a richly layered experience.

Published in association with the Crocker Art Museum

Exhibition dates:
Crocker Art Museum, Sacramento: October 20, 2019-January 26, 2020
Institute of American Indian Arts, Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, Santa Fe: August 14, 2020-January 3, 2021
Autry Museum of the American West, Los Angeles: July 18, 2021-February 27, 2022

Product Details

Price
$50.00  $46.00
Publisher
University of California Press
Publish Date
October 20, 2019
Pages
176
Dimensions
10.1 X 11.5 X 0.9 inches | 3.0 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780520300811

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About the Author

Frank LaPena was an artist, curator, poet, and scholar who was at the center of California Indian art for six decades. He was Professor Emeritus at Sacramento State University.

Mark Dean Johnson is Professor of Art at San Francisco State University. He is also an artist, curator, and scholar.

Kristina Perea Gilmore formerly held the position of Associate Curator at the Crocker Art Museum in Sacramento, California.

Reviews

"From [Frank] LaPena's lithograph "History of California Indians" to Linda Aguilar's basket decorated with shells, bingo markers, and cut-up credit cards, the images challenge stereotypes in astonishing ways."--Alta: The Journal of California