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Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith

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A Bascove reviews the exhibition Jaune Quick-to-See Smith: Water and War at Accola Griefen, New York, on view through April 6, 2013.

Bascove writes: "The figures in these paintings are unique to the land of Native Americans, transmitting the force of its endurance. There is a recitation of the struggles of indigenes peoples and the balm of humor, community, and belief that speak of its survival… Quick-To See-Smith’s vocabulary is also punctuated with another tribe, that of the Artist. There are a cacophony of references to, among others, Picasso, Louise Bourgeoisie, Robert Rauschenberg, Frida Kahlo, Goya, Mexican muralists, and Sunday matinee cartoons. These are seamlessly integrated into narratives that tell the stories of the sacred symbols of indigenes societies and the ravages of war."

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