Weaving Past into Present: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking
September 24-November 10, 2015
Reception: Thursday September 24, 2015, 6:00PM-8:00PM Preview for Press, Artists & IPCNY Members: 5-6PM
INTERNATIONAL PRINT CENTER NEW YORK, 508 West 26th Street, Room 5A, New York, NY 10001
(212) 989-5090, (212) 989-6069 fax,
An exhibition of current prints by Native American artists living and working across North America. Over forty works by twelve artists will be included with techniques ranging from lithography, etching, silkscreen, linocut and monoprint, to three-dimensional multi-media constructions. Affiliations of the artists include Mohawk, Seneca, Navajo, Flathead/Salish, Chiricahua Apache, Cree, Plains Cultures, Colville Confederate Tribes and Wiyot.
“Weaving Past into Present” has been organized in collaboration with Sarah Diver, Project Coordinator, who is contributing the curatorial essay for the exhibition. Ms. Diver writes: “This exhibition focuses on the work of current indigenous printmakers who utilize…history as a visual language…Grounding their work in the images, textures, and experiences of the colonial era, artists layer old and new, past and present to explore how the attitudes which shaped 19th-century policies and practices continue to resonate in popular culture today.”
Artists included in the exhibition are: Lynne Allen, Rick Bartow, Joe Feddersen, John Hitchcock, Brad Kahlhamer, Jason Lujan, Alan Michelson, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Jewel Shaw, Marie Watt, Emmi Whitehorse, and Melanie Yazzie.
John Hitchcock: National Sanctuary
August 22–January 29, 2016 WBMI Atrium
Museum of Wisconsin Art | 205 Veterans Ave. West Bend, WI | 262-334-9638
In the most ambitious installation of his work to date, Madison-based printmaker John Hitchcock will fill MOWA’s Atrium with multiple screenprint images of pigeons, bees, bison, tanks, helicopters and even a tornado! Drawing upon his Native-American heritage, Hitchcock’s woodland and plains-inspired imagery meet a cluster of mythological creatures that stand as metaphors for man’s relationship with nature, the trauma of war, and the fragility of life. This installation is new to MOWA.
Family Day Opening
August 22 | 11:00–3:00
Join us for a summer event filled with family fun and art—inside and outside the Museum.
Bike Path Printmaking | 11:00–3:00
Kids and adults are invited to ink up bike wheels, skateboards, and shoes and create an extra-large group print on the Eisenbahn Trail. Wheels and heels provided to the participants.
Meet the Artists | 1:00–3:00
Come inside for a bit to chat with printmaker John Hitchcock and the RedLine artists.
John Hitchcock: Storms of War
June 5 to August 1, 2015
Christine DeVitt Exhibition Hall of the Louise Hopkins Underwood Center for the Arts
511 Avenue K, Lubbock, Texas
“Storms of War” consists of works on paper. A multimedia installation of printed matter. The exhibition references the trauma of war and fragility of life. Artist John Hitchcock sets familiar images of U.S. military weaponry against unfamiliar mythological and hybrid creatures originating from the Wichita Mountains in western Oklahoma to allegorically explore the notion of assimilation and control.
Saturday, June 611:30-12:30pm
Christine DeVitt Exhibition HallLHUCA511 Ave K
DRAWN FROM THE MCCLUNG MUSEUM
Reception: 6pm-8:30pm Friday, March 20, 2015
McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture, 1327 Circle Park Drive Knoxville, TN 37996
“Drawn from the McClung Museum” is an innovative exhibition project involving 27 artists, each of whom will produce original prints in response to objects from the collection of the McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture. The exhibition will pair the objects and the prints to address how we perceive and interpret art, science and culture. Like the museum itself, the objects are varied, ranging from a Mastodon Mandible and an Ibis Mummy, to a Victorian Hair Necklace and an Ojibwa Apron. The project is organized by Sydney Cross, Alumni Distinguished Professor of Art from Clemson University in collaboration with Catherine Shteynberg, McClung Museum Curator.“Drawn from the McClung Museum” will be presented from January 24 until May 24, 2015. The conference reception will take place on Friday March 20, 2015 from 6-8:30pm.
Re-Riding History:From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay
“Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay,” metaphorically retraces the imprisonment of 72 Indians who were captured at Salt Fork, OK, and brought to St. Augustine, Florida, from 1875-1878. The US war department exiled 33 Cheyenne, 27 Kiowa, 9 Comanche, 2 Arapaho, and 1 Caddo under the supervision of Lieutenant Richard Henry Pratt. It was at Fort Marion, Florida that Pratt developed his forced assimilation methods and institutionalized these methods of re education at the Carlisle Indian School in Pennsylvania (1879) where he coined the phrase “Kill the Indian, save the man.” Ten years later in 1885 five hundred and thirty Chiricahua Apache men, women, and children are imprisoned in Fort Marion, Florida including the family of Apache leader, Geronimo. Fearful that he would escape Fort Marion, Geronimo was moved further south to Ft Pickens, Florida. Each artist was asked to respond to the historical journey of the Fort Marion prisoners through the creation artwork responding to either prisoner biographies, leger drawings or topography of the changing landscape of the train route from Oklahoma to Florida.
2015 January 16 - February 27, 2015
Crisp-Ellert Art Museum Flagler College, 48 Sevilla St. St. Augustine, FL 32084
March 13 – April 6, 2015
2015 April 22 - June 10, 2015 Reception: Tuesday, April 28, 3-4:30pm
The A.D. Gallery University of North Carolina – Pembroke, PO Box 1510, Locklear Hall, Pembroke NC 28372
Contemporary American Print Makers E. Ashley Rooney and Stephanie Standish Foreword by Susan J. Goldman
Available January 2015, Published by Schiffer Publishing, Atglen PA
John Hitchcock's artwork will be featured in Contemporary American Printmaker, a collection of work by more than seventy print-based artists and thirty print shops from across the United States whose work embraces the history and techniques of traditional printmaking while pushing the bounds of new print media. Traditional techniques of work featured include: lithography, intaglio, screenprint, and relief. While new techniques include; installation based, digital, fiber and other forms of new print media. American Print Makers features artists of all career levels, from emerging to professionals and professors and the print shops featured include shops who publish editions for high caliber artists as well as cooperative and community based shops from around the country.
On Fertile Ground: Native Artists in the Upper Midwest at All My Relations Gallery, Minneapolis, Minnesota.
August 15th-November 15th, 2014
2014 Artist include: Judith Allen, Wendy Boivin, Alexandra Buffalohead, Julie Buffalohead, Nelson Chasing Hawk, Jim Denomie, John Hitchcock, Wanesia Misquadace, Karen Savage, Nelda Schrupp, James Star Comes Out, Jodi Webster, Dennis White, Jennifer White, and Monte Yellow Bird.