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CROW

CROW – judd

As the Crow tribe flew over and traveled on the soil that is now the United States.  I  would like to propose a show that exposes the graphic connections that are apparent between minimalism and native North American culture.  This will be based specifically on graphics, objects and tools.  I have a direct example of a Crow medicine bag that links this show’s thesis in solid soil.  From this context I would like to install a group of objects that represent this ancient culture’s color and graphic methods, and compare it to the early years of artist who immigrated from Europe to the US following the conclusion of WWII.  Concluding the exhibit with example’s from the period of Minimalism between the late 1950-1970’s.

I feel the intention of the show succeeds best on the grounds of Paula Cooper’s gallery.  Her profound focus in preserving the Minimalist’s impact on America and the international art scene is extremely impressive.  The current space allows for one of the most optimal experiences for this type of work and scale.  Another perspective is the ease in which I would be able to access certain works with the assistant of Paula’s gallery and contacts.  Lastly there is something really strong about this happening on the island of Manhattan.

I also feel that an institutional setting will affect some of the beauty that gets presented.  Context is everything in this subject of investigation.  A private space can have better controls and take risks that an institution is challenged to catch up to.

The current conversations around fine art, sustainability and environmental issues seamlessly mix into this concept, writing and ultimate exhibit.  I see the intentional and universal connections between these different native and imported shamans, artists and writers as a very potent and relevant topic for the day.  The show slows histories down and clearly points to a long and connected language between current and past cultures.  CROW – judd is an example of how art can strip down and point to the whole of things, and examine the cycle of how all things are connected.

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