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"Between Two Cultures: The Art of Star Wallowing Bull"
2005-09-23 until 2006-01-08
Plains Art Museum
USA United States of America
Between Two Cultures: The Art of Star Wallowing Bull - The Plains Art Museum has organized the first major museum exhibition for Star Wallowing Bull, one of the upper Midwest’s most important emerging artists. Of Chippewa and Arapaho descent, his art merges personal history with a deep appreciation and understanding of historical Native American culture and intertwines these histories with the mainstream cultures of today.
Wallowing Bull is an extraordinary draughtsman, often rendering his subjects in precise realistic detail. But he is not a mere recorder of the world; he reinterprets the world around him, transforming his dreams and personal history into a visually mesmerizing tapestry or mosaic. His personal meanings inform the viewer and allow the viewer to come to their own sense of meaning and understanding of our shared cultural times. Supported by the Fargo-Moorhead Area Foundation, The River 95.1 and The FUNd at the Plains Art Museum Foundation.
Philosophically, Wallowing Bull’s approach to art extends beyond his artmaking. The artist has conducted workshops for area children encouraging them in the own artistic abilities as well as emphasizing the critical need to them of knowing one’s historical heritage. Wallowing Bull has worked with children from the White Earth Reservation—with Winona LaDuke—and the Madison Elementary School Fargo.
Wallowing Bull earned a 2001 Native American Fellowship from the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. His work is in private collections, the Plains Art Museum, the Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis, and the Hotel Donaldson, Fargo, ND.
Star Wallowing Bull,
Black Elk's Little Sandman, 2002,
Prismacolor pencil on paper,
36 x 50"
Plains Art Museum Permanent Collection