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Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains

Tuesday, February 1st, 2011
Glass ShieldTipi: Heritage of the Great Plains opens February 18 and continues until May 15, 2011 at the Brooklyn Museum of Art (Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, Cantor Gallery, 5th Floor).
I was asked to make a glass shield inspired by one owned by Rain in the Face. His family gave the museum and myself the go-ahead to do so, as a tipi liner painted by Rain in the Face resides in the Brooklyn Museum of Art.
From the BMA site:  “Tipi: Heritage of the Great Plains focuses on the tipi as the center of Plains culture and social, religious, and creative traditions from the early nineteenth century to the present. The exhibition examines the tipi as an architectural form, an expression of Plains artistic and cultural identity, and an interior space for domestic and ritual use. Tipi features more than 160 objects from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection of Plains material, as well as selected works from other museums; objects by contemporary Plains artists; and three full-size tipis, two with furnished interiors.

The exhibition includes objects from a large number of tribes from the Northern, Central, and Southern Plains. Organized thematically, it explores the role of women, who were the owners of the tipi and makers of the tipi itself as well the furnishings, clothing, and accessories kept within it; the traditional role of men as warriors, whose military exploits are depicted on tipi covers and liners; and the tipi as the center of childhood and family life.

In addition to historical and contemporary objects, the exhibition includes photographs of contemporary Plains family and community life and images of contemporary Native American architecture inspired by the tipi form.”

Working with Preston Singletary

Monday, June 14th, 2010

On July 9th, Preston Singletary and I open a show at Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, NM. It will be a gala extravaganza of Stendahlian proportions.

This video, made while we were visiting artists at the Museum of Glass, gives a sneak peek of some of the work we made together.

Glass Quarterly Blogging

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Glass Quarterly gave my horse mask a little shout out on their blog. Click here to check it out.

A Song for the Horse Nation Opens in NYC

Monday, November 16th, 2009

header1A new exhibit, A Song for the Horse Nation, opened November 14th at the National Museum of the American Indian in NYC.

It features a kiln worked glass horse mask by Marcus. You can learn more about the exhibit and see the piece by visiting the exhibit web site here: http://www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/horsenation/index.html

Museum of Glass Visiting Artist: November 11-15

Monday, November 9th, 2009

amerman-singletary-art1Marcus and Preston Singletary will be a part of the “visiting artist” program at the Museum of Glass in Washington state November 11-15.

From the Museum of Glass web site:

Marcus Amerman is an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and creates works using traditional beadwork techniques infused with his own style of stitching beads into realistic, pictorial images, rather than patterns. Tlingit tribal member Preston Singletary will join him in the Hot Shop to collaborate on new designs.

This residency is presented in conjunction with Singletary’s exhibition, Preston Singletary: Echoes, Fire, and Shadows.

On November 15th, Joe Feddersen joins them for a panel discussion at 2 pm.

Learn more by visiting the Museum of Glass website http://www.museumofglass.org/

(Images above: Moundbuilder 1 by Marcus Amerman; Unknown by Preston Singletary borrowed from the MOG site).