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"Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound"

August 1, 2017

An electrifying new exhibition opening Nov. 10 at the American Indian Museum's George Gustav Heye Center in New York features 10 artists and nine installations that employ a variety of media, including light, digital projection, innovative sound technology and more.

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Transformer: Jon Corbett

Still from film Four Generations

Courtesy Jon Corbett

Jon Corbett, “Four Generations,” 2015 (video still). Single-channel video (1:30 min.). Collection of the artist. On view beginning Friday, Nov. 10, through Jan.

Transformer: Jordan Bennett

Transformer: Jordan Bennett

Joshua Voda / NMAI

Jordan Bennett, Aosamia'jij—Too Much Too Little, 2017. Installation with commercial speakers, black ash, sweet grass, medium-density fiberboard. Collection of the artist.

Photo: Joshua Voda/NMAI.

Transformer: Julie Nagam

Transformer: Julie Nagam

Joshua Voda / NMAI

Julie Nagam, Our future is in the land: if we listen to it, 2017 (detail). Installation with digital video projection, sound, paint. Collection of the artist.

Photo: Joshua Voda/NMAI.

Transformer: Kevin McKenzie

Transformer: Kevin McKenzie

Joshua Voda/NMAI

Kevin McKenzie, Father, Son, Holy Ghost, 2015 (detail). Cast polyurethane, acrylic, neon. Collection of the artist.

Photo: Joshua Voda/NMAI.

Transformer: Marcella Ernest and Keli Mashburn

Transformer: Marcella Ernest and Keli Mashburn

Courtesy of the artists

Marcella Ernest and Keli Mashburn, Ga.Ni.Tha, 2013 (video still). Two-channel video with audio (4:55 min.). Courtesy of the artists.

Transformer: Marianne Nicolson

Transformer: Marianne Nicolson

Joshua Voda / NMAI

Marianne Nicolson, The Harbinger of Catastrophe, 2017 (detail). Glass, wood, halogen-bulb mechanism. Collection of the artist.

Photo: Joshua Voda/NMAI.

Transformer: Nicholas Galanin

Still image from video production

Courtesy Nicholas Galanin

Nicholas Galanin, “Tsu Heidei Shugaxtutaan (We will again open this container of wisdom that has been left in our care), 1 and 2,” 2006 (video still). Digital video projection with sound Collection of the National Museum of the American Indian. On view beginning Friday, Nov. 10, 2017, through Jan.

Transformer: Raven Chacon

Transformer: Raven Chacon

Joshua Voda / NMAI

Raven Chacon, Still Life, #3, 2015 (detail). Sound and light installation with text. Voice and translation by Melvatha Chee. Collection of the artist.

Photo: Joshua Voda/NMAI.

 
 

Transformer: Stephen Foster

Transformer: Stephen Foster

Courtesy of the artist

Stephen Foster, Raven Brings the Light, 2011 (installation detail). Multi-channel video and audio installation (3:30 min.). Collection of the artist.


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