“Currents: Native American Forces in Contemporary Art” opens Jan. 11 and will be on display through Feb. 17 at UNC's Mariani Gallery in Guggenheim Hall and Oak Room Gallery in Crabbe Hall.
“A common thread, however, is found in the exploration of cultural identity, traversing between native heritages and life in the 21st century,” a release describing the exhibit said. “These artists neither exist nor create art in the vacuum of a singular society, but flow through the many influences of contemporary life and art.” The exhibit is part of Voices of the Americas, a collaboration of UNC and the community.
Below: Threshold (2007) by Oregon artist Marie Watt. Superficially it looks like Indian ribbons in a target, an obvious but interesting theme. I'm sure it has more levels of meaning, but I don't know what they are.