Tribal art has moved beyond blankets, beads, and baskets to incorporate modern mediums and sensibilities.
Paiute Voices, a new Nevada Humanities exhibit at its downtown Las Vegas gallery, blends traditional and contemporary pieces as it celebrates the culture of the West’s original residents.
The show, which runs through late January, includes the work of four Southern Paiute artists from across the Southwest. It features paintings, photography, and comic book art featuring the exploits of Captain Paiute, the Indigenous Defender of the Southwest.
It is curated by Las Vegas artist and tribal activist Fawn Douglas, who also contributed her own works to the exhibit.
The show is presented by Nevada Humanities, the state’s arm of the National Endowment for the Humanities. It is being held at the organization’s Program Gallery at 1017 S. First Street, #190, and runs through Jan. 20.
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Fawn Douglas, Paiute artist and activist; Bobbie Ann Howell, Nevada Humanities program wrangler
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