April 23, 2009

Injunuity showcases ingenuity

Embracing American Indian ingenuity

By Chris QuintanaIn timing with the Gathering of Nations Native American Powwow and UNM's KIVA Club Nizhoni Days celebration, Black Market Goods' exhibit, "Injunuity," opens today at 112 Morningside Drive N.E., showcasing contemporary paintings, photography and sculptures from American Indians. There will also be live music each day and a fashion show on Friday night.Examples of what's on display:"Right now, Albuquerque is filled with art, but a lot of it is Southwestern-style art," Jones said. "Really, if there's no market for your art, you have to create your own, and that's basically what we're doing now."

Jones will also feature the N.A.S.A. (Native American Space Association) series, which takes a look at an alternative reality with an American Indian focus.

"It's kind of like history re-imagined," he said. "It just has a bunch of sci-fi themes with native perspectives."

The show will also feature art from local graffiti artists Hok and Unek. Also, Darren Oliver, an artist out of Flagstaff, Ariz., will be present.
Comment:  Alas, I can't say I see anything impressive in the photo. But I'd like to see the N.A.S.A. (Native American Space Association) series.

For more on science fiction and Indians, see No Natives in Science Fiction?

Below:  "Work featured in 'Injunuity' by Josh Jones at Black Market Goods at 112 Morningside Dr. on Wednesday." (Vanessa Sanchez/Daily Lobo)

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