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Northwest artist Joe Feddersen is a printmaker, basket weaver, and glass artist who combines traditional forms and symbols drawn from his Native American heritage with contemporary imagery. His highly regarded work explores the relationship of culture and the landscape and urban place markers and indigenous designs. The resulting work is both coolly modern and warmly expressionistic. This touring exhibition includes more than 60 works and is accompanied by an exhibition catalogue.
Joe Feddersen will participate in a panel discussion with Native American artists Preston Singletary, whose work is on view at MOG, and Marcus Amerman, a member of the Choctaw Nation. Both Singletary and Amerman are artists-in-residence at the Museum of Glass Hot Shop the week of November 11 through 15. Tacoma Art Museum is partnering with Museum of Glass to offer a $15 joint admission ticket for the week. Admission is free for Tacoma Art Museum members and area college students (with student ID). Admission on November 11 is free to active duty military and veterans on Veteran’s Day.
Organized by the Hallie Ford Museum of Art at Willamette University, Joe Feddersen: Vital Signs has been supported in part by an endowment gift from the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde, through their Spirit Mountain Community Fund. Additional support has been provided by grants from the City of Salem's Transient Occupancy Tax funds and the Oregon Arts Commission.
Local support generously provided by The Boeing Company and KeyBank Foundation.
Stealth, 2006. Blown glass, sandblasted, 10 x 15 ½ x 15 ½ inches. Collection of Arlene and Harold Schnitzer, Portland, Oregon.
Urban Indian Series, 2003. Monoprint, 37 x 20 inches. Courtesy of the Artist and Froelick Gallery, Portland, Oregon.
High Voltage Tower, 2003. Woven waxed linen, 8 x 6 x 6 inches. Collection of Cornelius and Jill Sullivan, Pacific Palisades, California.