People's Biennial offers showcase for unconventional artists
Dakota Digest - 01/18/2011
By Vicky Wicks
In April curators came through western South Dakota and four other U.S. locations looking for art that falls outside the mainstream. A couple hundred artists answered the call in South Dakota, but only eight were chosen for a traveling exhibition.
For today’s Dakota Digest, SDPB’s Vicky Wicks went to the show’s opening at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City, where there were two exhibitions. One is the People’s Biennial, showing the work of all artists chosen in the five U.S. locations. The other is the Double Rainbow exhibition featuring the art of artists not chosen.
PHOTOS BY VICKY WICKS:
Pieces from Beatrice Moore's Mutant Pinata Show, Arizona: top, "Bird Etiquette (Part Two) by Chris Clark; bottom, "Go Felt a Fish" by Koryn Woodward Wasson.
Bruce Price with his painting "The Rising Sun."
Paintings by the late Jake Herman of Pine Ridge.
James Wollman shows off his muscles and his drawings of He Man.
Mary Bordeaux is curator at the Red Cloud Indian School art museum. She stands beside a screen showing her photos of some of the 9,000-plus pieces of art she took out of storage, catalogued, and numbered.
Display by Paul Wilson of Arizona, who takes photos of himself in various guises to create mementos of a 1950s nuclear family, the Kimbles.
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