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Object of the Week – “Fall — Four Seasons”

In her Four Seasons series, Wendy Red Star (Apsáalooke Nation, born Billings, Montana, 1981) creates diorama-like portraits, depicting each season. In this specific work, Fall, Red Star has set up a fake autumn backdrop, with leaves scattered around her, a plastic blow-up elk, and an animal’s skull to the right. Red Star has explained in … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Fall — Four Seasons”

Object of the Week – “Tear This Wall Down”

Marie Watt, a citizen of the Seneca Nation and born in Seattle, Washington, is known for her textile works, particularly those that involve the use of reclaimed blankets. She sees blankets as universal objects that are present globally and as well as at every stage of life. From birth to death, we are surrounded by … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Tear This Wall Down”

Object of the Week – “Iberian Venus”

This sculpture by Spanish-born Manuel Izquierdo flows vertically, taking on an abstracted shape of a human body with an X shape for its head. As the name Iberian Venus implies, this figure represents the Roman goddess, Venus, and the title also brings in Izquierdo’s origins of the Iberian Peninsula. This sculpture takes on a different … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Iberian Venus”

Object of the Week – “Yerba Buena, Buffalo Soldiers, Three Strikes (Yosemite)”

Pendleton Wool blankets have a long and interesting history, starting in 1863 when Thomas Lister Kay immigrated from England to the Pacific Northwest and opened his woolen mill in Salem, Oregon. Eventually the business was passed down to his daughter and her husband and, generations later, would become the Pendleton Woolen Mills we know today. … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Yerba Buena, Buffalo Soldiers, Three Strikes (Yosemite)”

Object of the Week – “Frida’s Messengers”

The bold, bright red and accents of blue in Alfredo Arreguí­n’s portrait of artist Frida Kahlo emit a vibrant, powerful image that is not anything new for Arreguí­n’s portfolio. His use of various abstract designs and floral patterns create a lively, yet subtle portrait that Frida seems to simply melt into given a lack of … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Frida’s Messengers”

Object of the Week – “Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek”

Marie Watt‘s bronze  Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek  graces TAM along Pacific Avenue. In it, Watt explores the humble yet significant role blankets play in people’s lives, in Native American communities, and in the history of the West. On the title of the work, Watt explains: “Transportation Object  is the term used to … Continue reading Object of the Week – “Blanket Stories: Transportation Object, Generous Ones, Trek”