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"New Art of the West 7"
2000-05-06 until 2000-08-07
USA United States of America
New Art of the West 7 is the the biennial exhibiton that will change your mind. .
.about what Western art is! If you are someone who likes to be interested ,
challenged, even provoked, then you need to explore the art in New Art of the
West 7! This exhibition brings the work of 20 contemporary artists together.
These artists are either from the west, Native American or doing work that is
influenced by the West. Participating in New Art of the West 7 are the following
Participating in New Art of the West 7 are the following
Sean Chandler (Gros-Ventre)
David Michael Kennedy
George C. Longfish (Seneca/Tuscarora)
Susan A. Point (Musqueam Indian Band)
Emmi Whitehorse (Navajo)
In the New Art of the West 7 catalog Donald J. Hagerty wrote this description of what he calls the New New West.
There is a New New West now, which includes the legacy of the past, but demands that old conventions make room for fresh ideas. After all, the Old West was once new to those artists who ventured out onto the prairies in the early 19th century. Today, artists navigate the matrix of the new century's social shifts with quiet introspection or raucous energy, their work a kaleidoscope of imagery, results of experimentation, urgency and soul serching. Keep an open mind when looking at the art in New Art of the West 7. There is a presence here that transcends the facts. Ponder and reflect on these emotional enterprises, for this is the New New West.
Each artists is exhibiting 3 works of art. All the work is for sale and the museum takes a 30% commission from all sales. The proceeds are used to purchase works of art from the artists at the the end of the exhibition. During New Art of the West 6 over $80,000.00 in art work was sold and twelve pieces were added to the collection either through purchases or as gifts from patrons.