Showing posts with label Comic Art Indigene. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Comic Art Indigene. Show all posts

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Groening and Simpsons in the Onion

Groening and Simpsons are in the paper Onion, but the online versions are longer - see "In a way, they're all winners: 10 Simpsons episodes from the past 5 seasons that stand among the series' best." by Genevieve Koski, Kyle Ryan, and Steve Heisler, Onion AV Club March 23, 2009 and an excellent interview, "Matt Groening," by Kyle Ryan, Onion AV Club March 25, 2009.

In the Examiner, Comic Art Indigene was selected as the Best Gallery Show of the weekend.

Monday, March 09, 2009

Comic Art Indigene reviewed at Comicsgirl blog

I'm guessing Comicsgirl is local since she popped into Comic Art Indigene on the first day it was open and wrote up her impressions. She also linked to Marcus Amerman, a bead artist who had two (both commissioned, according to the curator) pieces in the show - this George Perez's Wonder Woman bracelet and a Jae Lee's Batman belt buckle.

I'll be writing a full review of this show sometime soon...

Art Daily features Comic Art Indigene

See "Comic Art Exhibition Opens at the National Museum of the American Indian," Art Daily March 8 2009.

Friday, March 06, 2009

Comic Art Indigene very Quick Review

Comic Art Indigene had a press preview at the National Museum of the American Indian last night and I got to stop by.

Assumption: Tony Chavarria was a comics fan before becoming a Curator of Ethnology. Hypothesis: He combined his two interests into one exhibit. Conclusion: This exhibit is cool - it takes a few minutes for you to see how everything relates to comic art, but it's worth it.

A real review will follow this, but I wanted to get something up quick.

With apologies to John Judy for stealing his trademark title phrase.

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Comic Art Indigene opens on Friday at American Indian museum

Here's the press info:

Comic Art Indigène
March 6, 2009–May 31, 2009
NMAI on the National Mall, Washington, DC

Storytelling has long been a part of Native American culture. Comic Art Indigène examines how storytelling has been used through comics and comic-inspired art to express the contemporary Native American experience. Under the larger definition of narrative art, comic art is more related to Native American art traditions than one might expect. The earliest surviving example of such narrative art is rock art. The historic examples used in the exhibition, such as photographs of rock art, ledger art, and ceramics, are meant to link Native American art traditions with contemporary voices.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Comic Art Indigene exhibit coming to Washington

Curator Tony Chavarria sent me a note yesterday regarding the Comic Art Indigene exhibit that had been out west:

During its production, we had interest in the show as a traveling exhibition so we designed it to serve in that function. Its first stop will be at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington DC this March. The opening will be on March 6th and unfortunately that is all the information I have at the moment. Regrettably there is no information on NMAI's website either although this should change as the date comes closer.

When I have more details I will send them on and hope you might have a chance to see the exhibition.

So, this is the first comics exhibit for 2009 that I know of (Herblock should be at LoC later in the year) - I'll be sure to check it out. If anyone wants to do a group visit, chime in on the comments.