Picker Art Gallery, Dana Arts Center
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All are invited to a free reception at Picker Art Gallery to celebrate the artists in the exhibition Living Legends: The Indigenous Art of Storytelling  and the culmination of Cannupa Hanska Luger’s residency at Colgate. The evening will include food and drink and will immediately follow the talk in Golden Auditorium, 105 Little Hall, by David Treuer (Ojibwe) presented by the Division of Arts and Humanities.

Luger is a New Mexico-based multidisciplinary artist who uses social collaboration in response to timely and site-specific issues. Raised on the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota, he is an enrolled member of the Three Affiliated Tribes of Fort Berthold and is of Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, and Lakota descent. Luger produces multi-pronged projects that take many forms—through monumental installations that incorporate ceramics, video, sound, fiber, steel, new media, technology, and repurposed materials, Luger interweaves performance and political action to communicate stories about twenty-first-century Indigeneity. This work provokes diverse audiences to engage with Indigenous peoples and values apart from the lens of colonial social structuring, and often presents a call to action to protect land from capitalist exploits. He combines critical cultural analysis with dedication and respect for the diverse materials, environments, and communities he engages.

For more information about the artist, please visit http://www.cannupahanska.com/.

This programming is generously sponsored by the Colgate Arts Council with additional support from the Museum Studies Program, Department of Art and Art History, Film and Media Studies Program, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Communities and Identities, Core 152, Native American Studies Program, Environmental Studies Program, and the First-Year Seminar. 

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