Savages and Princesses: The Persistence of Native American Stereotypes

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Marcus Amerman Modern Times. Photo courtesy 108Contemporary.

Marcus Amerman Modern Times. Photo courtesy 108Contemporary.

Aug. 5 thru September 25 – 108 Contemporary

From 108contemporary.org: Curated by America Meredith, Savages and Princesses brings together fourteen contemporary Native American visual artists from Oklahoma who reclaim their right to represent their own reality as Native Americans. Whether using humor, subtlety, or irony, the telling is always fiercely honest and dead-on. Images and styles are created from traditional, contemporary, and mass culture forms.

This work represents an ongoing visual lexicon created by Native artists. It is intended to counteract the disappearance of Native portrayals. It embraces their power to replace stereotypical images created by others that permeate the current pop culture landscape.

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