Thursday, Nov. 3, 2016 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Location: USM AREA Gallery, Woodbury Campus Center, 35 Bedford Avenue , Portland, Maine
For more information: 207-780-5008; usm.maine.edu/gallery
Broken Treaty Quilts: an Activist Approach to Art
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Join us for a conversation with the artist at the sight of her exhibition on view until December 9th.
Gina Adams’ cross-media, hybrid artwork is exhibited extensively throughout the US and Europe and resides in many public and private collections. The internationally renowned art critic Lucy Lippard wrote in her introduction for the debut of this quilt series at the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art: “Although she is half Euro-American, Gina Adams’ art is primarily inspired by and deeply committed to the memory of her White Earth Ojibwa grandfather. The Native North American history of forced assimilation, along with the intimate process of making, drives her project of making quilts excerpting broken treaties from each of the US states.” This 2015 exhibition gave Adams’ Broken Treaty Quilts prominent recognition in the contemporary art world. Three of the four quilts on display at USM are new. One references a treaty between the Passamaquoddy and the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, addressing the region now known as the State of Maine.
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