David Martine on Contemporary Native American Art

Many thanks to Shinnecock artist, educator, and author David Martine who started off our fall Art in Focus lecture series with a fascinating look at Native American Art. David is a member of Amerinda, a New York-based organization promoting and supporting Native American artists.

David Martine with Chris Kretz (l) and Helen Harrison (r).

David described the history of the group as well as many of the prominent and varied contemporary Native American artists, from Loyd E. Oxendine to G. Peter Jemison to Jaune Quick-to-See Smith. Their works include everything from abstract expressionism to print making, from theater to modern dance. Much of this world is covered in David’s book, No Reservation: New York Contemporary Native American Art Movement.

The Art in Focus lecture series presents illustrated talks by some of the Long Island art world’s most notable personalities. It is a collaboration between Stony Brook University Libraries and the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center made possible by support from the John H. Marburger III Fund of Stony Brook University. The remaining fall lineup includes:

Oct 22: Sue Ferguson Gussow

Nov 5: Dan Welden

Chris Kretz

Chris Kretz

Head of Southampton Library at Stony Brook University Libraries
Chris is the Head of SBU Southampton Library and the liaison to the MFAs in Creative Writing, Film, and Theatre.
email: chis.kretz@stonybrook.edu
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