Sunday, February 17, 2013

Gina Adams at Art and Design

Survival/ Zhaabwiiwin
Gina Adams starts the spring season of graduate thesis exhibitions with a bang.  This intriguing show combines many aspects of the artist's Native American ancestry into a total absorption environmental experience.  The gallery is lit to reflect the light of dawn.  There are three camping tents scattered in the room. Looking closely at the tents reveal they are made with animal hides. The tents have a ceremonial staff inside them.  The tents were meticulously created and treated with traditional Native American dying and sewing methods.  It is reported that each tent took over 60 hours of manual labor.
Zhaabwiiwin is translated as "Survival" in Adams' Northeast Native American language.

The reception is February 21.
Art and Design Gallery hours are:
Sunday 1-4:30 pm
Monday - Friday 8:30 am -4:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am -9:00pm
Friday 8:30am - 1:30 pm

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