Yua: Henri Matisse and the Inner Arctic Spirit is the first exhibition to consider Matisse’s work from an Indigenous perspective, the Yup’ik perspective. In an exhibition that recognizes the connection between Yup’ik art and Henri Matisse, we will examine a wide body of Matisse’s works throughout his life with leading Indigenous artists who share common practices and technique but ultimately will flip the common construct of interpretation in this dialogue. We will explore works on paper with Jacob Meders and abstraction/construct with Anna Tsouhlarakis. Also joining is exhibition co-curator Chuna McIntyre who will share his own artistic interpretations as a Yup’ik elder and artist on the works of Henri Matisse.
Anna Tsouhlarakis (Navajo/Creek/Greek)
Jacob Meders (Mechoopda Maidu)
Chuna McIntyre (Yup’ik)
This lecture is FREE and open to the public!