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Artist to discuss his Native American work

Artist to discuss his Native American work

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The work of an artist known for creating artwork about Native American history — similar to pieces inspired by events such as today’s Standing Rock Sioux tribe’s fight against an oil pipeline in North Dakota — is on display at UW-La Crosse.

Jim Denomie will discuss his images being shown in conjunction with the “Re-Riding History” exhibition running in University Art Gallery.

The Lac Courte Oreille Band of Objibwe member creates paintings that comment on Native American history, along with current events, pop culture, politics and more. He creates images ranging from playful, even dark comedy, to those that are disturbing and somber.

In 1995, Denomie earned a bachelor of fine arts degree from the University of Minnesota. Since, he has shown extensively in the U.S. and Europe in group and solo exhibitions. His work is in the permanent collections of museums, as well as many other public and private collections. Denomie’s work has been included in local and national publications. He has received several prestigious grants and awards.

“Re-Riding History: From the Southern Plains to the Matanzas Bay,” a traveling exhibition of contemporary works on paper that combines various printmaking methods with drawing, collage and photography, runs in the UW-L University Art Gallery through Sept. 25. Regular gallery hours are noon to 8 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays, noon to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, by appointment and during events in Toland Theater. All University Art Gallery exhibitions and events are free and open to the public.

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