Snk’lip Nc’aps: Coyote Winked; Native Art from the Indigenous Plateau
Confluence Gallery invites the public to the gallery opening for both our Main Gallery and Community Gallery on May 26, 2018. The opening for Snk’lip Nc’aps: Coyote Winked and Inflorescence runs 5-8pm. Confluence Gallery holds and opens two shows simultaneously: One in the larger main gallery and a second in the community gallery, which highlights a single artists’ body of work.
In partnership with the Methow Valley Interpretive Center, Confluence Gallery presents Snk’lip Nc’aps: Coyote Winked May 26 – June 30 with an opening reception Saturday, May 26, 5 –8 pm. Guest Curator Roberta Haines is member of the Wenatchi People, one of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, and a past curator at the Burke Museum.
This educational exhibit will feature new works from Native American artists of the geographic area defined by the natural boundaries of the Cascades and the Rockies, otherwise known as, the Plateau Peoples. A diverse selection of artists and mediums will bridge traditional and contemporary art making of the Plateau people.
Curator Roberta Haines said, “The Plateau Peoples are the original inhabitants of the geographic area defined by the natural boundaries of the Cascades and the Rockies. On one level, presenting Plateau Peoples art in the Methow Valley is showing it “at home”. On another, it is recognition of something missing that is returned. There is a dialectic at play here between our various perceptions of place and belonging, of stationary permanence and indigenous migration, of loss and worth. I want the exhibit to stimulate a quest, both visual and visceral.”
(Artwork by Ric Gendron.)
Kalindi Kunis: Inflorescence
Inflorescence, by definition, means the “delicately powerful structure of the flowers on a plant. The process of flowering, as a festival is a celebration of achievement. The flower head of a plant, including stems, stalks, bracts, and mini flowers.”
The Seattle-based Kunis earned a BFA in natural science illustration and printmaking at UC Santa Cruz and continued her pursuit of natural science art. “It all comes my fascination with the flowers of weeds, like Fennel, Dandelion, Queen Anne’s Lace and, of course, like any artist the great big blue skies and stars of the high desert,” said Kunis. “This show is a celebration of the success of the weeds among us in all of their glory, celebrated and draped in jewels and webs of golden and gems.”
(Artwork, Lace in the Sky by Kalindi Kunis.)
DATES: May 26-Jun 30, Opening reception, Sat, May 26, 4-8pm. LOCATION: Confluence Gallery and Art Center, 104 Glover Street Twisp, WA. CONTACT: 509-997-ARTS www.confluencegallery.com