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january, 2018

27jan1:00 pm- 2:00 pmOpening Reception, Art Exhibition: "Wendy Red Star: The Maniacs (We’re Not The Best, But We’re Better Than The Rest)"


Event Details

Join us for the opening reception of “Wendy Red Star: The Maniacs (We’re Not The Best, But We’re Better Than The Rest),” guest curated by Michelle Lanteri for the University Art Gallery at New Mexico State University. On view from January 26 through March 16, 2018, this site-specific exhibition will visually materialize and mesh memories of the past and present in Red Star’s investigation of her Apsáalooke (Crow) Indian father’s life in rock music, a site of familial importance and popular culture that has informed the artist’s practice and individual and collective identities as an Apsáalooke (Crow)-Irish American woman. Through photography, sound, sculpture, interviews, and a visual timeline, Red Star, as artist turned archivist, creates a multisensory, immersive installation for viewers to experience. Based in Portland, Oregon, Red Star earned a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from the University of California, Los Angeles, alongside mentors Nancy Rubins, Mary Kelly, Catherine Opie, and the late Chris Burden. Red Star’s work has shown at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and the CUE Art Foundation in New York, among other institutions. This event is free and open to the public



(Saturday) 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm


NMSU Art Gallery

1390 E. University Ave, Las Cruces, NM 88003