Japanese Woodblock Print: An Extension of the Impermanent
February 20 - April 19, 2014
Paxson and Meloy Galleries
This exhibition was organized by Nathan Barnes of the Carr Gallery in Idaho Falls, Idaho. It travels under the auspices of the Museum and Art Gallery Directors Association (MAGDA). The exhibit is comprised of original woodblock prints from late 18th to the early 20th century. The prints are on loan from the George and Claire Louden collection, who were employed by National Geographic and the United States Foreign Services. The Loudens studied and photographed foreign lands and cultures, organizing exhibitions for United States Embassies abroad. Included in this exhibit are works by Japanese masters such as Toyokuni, Hiroshige, Kunisada, Kuniyoshi, Koson Ohara and Hiroshi Yoshida, among others. The exhibit includes a number of colorful triptychs, single prints, epic scenes comprised of multiple prints and the oversized works of French immigrant Paul Jacoulet as well as Hiroyuki Tajima.
This is Not A Silent Movie: Four Contemporary Alaska Native Artists
Courtesy of the Los Angeles Craft and Folk Art Museum in collaboration
with the Anchorage Museum, tour sponsored by WESTAF
May 1- July 5, 2014
This exhibition centers on four Alaska Native artists who create contemporary installation-based work that explores gender, memory, experience, race, nationality, and cultural heritage. While each artist addresses their personal responses to being “Native,” between them they represent a multitude of cultures and communities. The artists are Sonya Kelliher-Combs, Susie Silook, Da-ka-xeen Mehner, and Nicholas Galanin, who was just awarded a USA Artist’s Fellowship.