|Honoring the War Horses of the Blackfeet
May 23 — August 17, 2013
Thursday, May 23, 2013
5:00 - 7:00 PM
Admission: Free/Open to the Public
Under Protection of Creator Sun
29.5" x 18.5"
Running Eagle Returning from a War Raid
18.5" x 29.5"
Images ©2013 Michael Johnson
About the Exhibit
Terrance Guardipee is a celebrated Blackfeet painter and ledger artist. He is renowned for creating a unique contemporary style of art that incorporates the depiction of traditional Blackfeet images. Terrance was one of the first Native artists to revive the historic ledger art tradition, and transformed the style from the customary single page into his signature map collage. The map collage concept incorporates various antique documents such as maps, war rations, checks, in addition to single page ledgers. Terrance utilizes antique documents in all of his artwork, dating from the mid-19th century, and typically originating from the historical and present Blackfeet homeland of Montana.
Terrance lived in Montana until he attended the Institute of American Indian Arts located in Santa Fe, New Mexico, where he studied two-dimensional arts. Presently, Terrance resides in Seattle, Washington.
Guardipee’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian Institute, the Gene Autry Museum, the Hood Museum at Dartmouth College, and the Museum of Natural History in Hanover, Germany and was the featured artist at the National Museum of the American Indian in 2007. Terrance has won numerous awards and was selected to create an image for The Trail of Painted Ponies at the 2008-50th Anniversary Heard Museum Indian Art Market. The Santa Fe Indian Art Market has established a category specifically for ledger artists, and Terrance has placed first in this category since 2008.
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