All posts by Faith Brower

Recent Acquisitions – Marvin Oliver “Raven with Salmonberry”

When I see Marvin Oliver’s Raven with Salmonberry it reminds me of the artist. Much like how Raven brought light to the world, Marvin carried with him histories and practices that made the world a better place. Marvin was a ray of light each time I saw him. Beaming with stories and ideas, I hoped … Continue reading Recent Acquisitions – Marvin Oliver “Raven with Salmonberry”

Recent Acquisitions – Zoë Urness “Raven Tells His Story in the Fog”

In 2016 and 2017, many of you may recall the unjust actions and human rights violations taking place against Native American communities on American soil. The Dakota Access Pipeline project sparked protests largely under the auspices of #NODAPL and remains a relevant controversy with ongoing legal proceedings. During the height of the protests, there was … Continue reading Recent Acquisitions – Zoë Urness “Raven Tells His Story in the Fog”

Recent Acquisitions – RYAN! Feddersen’s “Coyote Restored in Starlight”

RYAN! Feddersen routinely pushes the boundaries of art with very conceptual, immersive, and interactive installations. The artist engages viewers with new ideas and concepts and ways of understanding the world (and outer space, at times). Her work implores consideration of social and environmental justice issues often with a subtle humor and irony. These are just … Continue reading Recent Acquisitions – RYAN! Feddersen’s “Coyote Restored in Starlight”

The Tail of the Tale: The Origin of The Naturalist & The Trickster: Audubon/RYAN!

Have you ever seen someone skin a rabbit? I watched the artist Christine M. Babic remove the fur from a rabbit carcass as part of an art performance and it inspired me to rethink an exhibition that I was working on about John James Audubon.[1] As the Haub Curator of Western Art at Tacoma Art … Continue reading The Tail of the Tale: The Origin of The Naturalist & The Trickster: Audubon/RYAN!