April 23, 2011

Houser exhibit at Denver Botanic Gardens

Sculpture by Allan Houser on Display in Denver

By Carol BerryAllan Houser, Chiricahua Apache Tribe, Warm Springs Band, was a prominent Native sculptor born to parents who had been held as prisoners of war by the U.S. for 27 years. During his long career, he produced nearly 1,000 sculptures that combined Native realism with abstract modernism. His works are being featured in a presentation of modern, contemporary and traditional American Indian art, “Native Roots/Modern Form: Plants, Peoples and the Art of Allan Houser,” at Denver Botanic Gardens May 1 through Nov. 13.And:In addition to the focus on Houser’s work, other contemporary artists will discuss issues facing American Indian artists and communities. Allan Houser’s son, Phillip Mangas Haozous, also a sculptor, will describe the influence his father’s art had on his work. Daniel Wildcat, Muscogee, professor of American Indian Studies at Haskell Indian Nations University, will discuss his recent book, Red Alert! Saving the Planet with Indigenous Knowledge, and Truman Lowe, Ho-Chunk, a prominent artist and the first curator of contemporary art at the National Museum of the American Indian, will talk about Native Modernism.Comment:  For more on the subject, see Allan Houser's Art and Review of Unconquered: Allan Houser.

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