March 19, 2009

Miles does Exiles

Art of The ExilesThis past Friday, artist and skateboard maker Douglas Miles of Apache Skateboards was in town at the Artist Gallery to unveil a new series of pieces inspired by "The Exiles"--Kent Mackenzie's recently re-released 1961 film about the lives of Native Americans in Downtown Los Angeles.

Miles hails from the same Apache reservation in San Carlos, Arizona as the film's star, and the subject of a recent LA Weekly feature, Yvonne Walker. With the energy generated from the film, Miles is attempting launch a new wave of contemporary native pop art and culture--that's respectful of traditional Indian artistic elements, but isn't bound by them.
Comment:  Follow the link to see more of Miles's artwork.

For more on the subject, see The Exiles Skateboards.

1 comment:

Lisa ~ Urban Native Girl said...

What a great collaboration - I love the movie Exiles and Apache skateboards.