The work of UW-Madison’s John Hitchcock is being featured in a printmaking exhibition that includes more than 40 prints by a dozen contemporary Native American printmakers.
Organized by the International Print Center New York, “New Impressions: Experiments in Contemporary Native American Printmaking,” runs through June 15 at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico.
There will be an opening reception on Friday, Jan. 27.
A preview of this exhibition explains
: “Grounding their work in the images, textures, and experiences that shaped their lives, artists layer old and new, past and present to explore how the attitudes that informed the racial policies and practices of the last centuries continue to resonate in popular culture today.”
Hitchcock is the School of Education’s Associate Dean for the Arts, and a professor with the Art Department. He uses the print medium, with its long history of social and political commentary, to explore relationships of community, land and culture. Hitchcock’s works on paper and multimedia installation consists of prints and moving image that mediate the trauma of war and the fragility of life.
Among the artists for this exhibition, preview materials explain, are: Lynne Allen (Hunkpapa Lakota descent), Rick Bartow (Mad River Band of Wiyot Indians), Joe Feddersen (Confederated Tribes Of The Colville Reservation), John Hitchcock (Comanche/Kiowa), Brad Kahlhamer, Jason Lujan (Chiricahua Apache/Indigenous Mexican), Jaune Quick-to-See Smith (French-Cree/Shoshone/Salish), Jewel Shaw (Cree/Métis), Marie Watt (Seneca), Emmi Whitehorse (Navajo), and Melanie Yazzie (Navajo).