STRAAT Museum and STRAAT Gallery are pleased to announce our upcoming exhibition, Indigenous Americans: Post Colonial Expressions. This exhibition will focus on four contemporary artists with Native American heritage: Jaque Fragua, Danielle SeeWalker, Kaplan Bunce & Anthony Garcia Sr.
As part of our ongoing mission to expose the public to the diversity of street art and graffiti culture worldwide, this exhibition exposes and celebrates an underexposed subculture within. Indigenous Americans: Post Colonial Expressions speaks to the unity a diverse culture embodies, and to the deeply rooted history of Indigenous makers and their ongoing relationship with public space painting.
In the words of participating artist Kaplan Bunce: “The contemporary Urban Art landscape to me looks like a mix between a culture-rich sharing of art practices from around the globe. I see unity in the community and have found that by continuously practicing my indigenousness throughout these spaces I am continuing a pathway made by those who have been making marks on walls for all of time.”
The exhibition launches with a public opening reception on Saturday, April 8th, 2023, from 7-10 pm in the STRAAT Gallery space. All four artists will be in attendance for the opening of the exhibition.
All participating artists will also create a mural-sized canvas for our permanent collection in the main hall. The artists will be painting live during the museum's opening hours till Monday, April 10th. Visitors are encouraged to enjoy and witness their progress during these days. For a handy overview of who paints when, head here.
During the opening reception STRAAT Gallery will also host a press and public Q & A with the artists. The Q & A will take place between 7:30 and 8:00 pm. This is a unique opportunity to get to know the artists.
ANTHONY GARCIA SR.