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Powwow Pop Art Show

Saturday February 21, 2015 11:00 AM - Sunday February 22, 2015 11:00 AM

Gathering Tribes Presents
Powwow Pop Art
By Roger Perkins / Sosakete

Saturday, February 21 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Saturday, February 22 - 11:00 am to 5:00 pm

Roger is Mohawk from the Bear Clan.  He hails from a reservation called Akwesasne in the Northeast          territory of New York State bordering Ontario and Quebec, and is currently living in the San Francisco East Bay.  He is a graduate of the Institute of American Arts in Santa Fe.

“Powwow Pop Art” is an art style Roger created using an innovative and humorous approach in which he digitally reclaims American Indian imagery used in advertising. Specifically, he uses imagery in his work from the last 20 plus years, merged with photographs he’s taken, along with vintage photos, advertisements, Hollywood and Indian Americana, which he digitally composes and prints.  The prints are created with archival inks on canvass, and are applied with a UV varnish for protection.

Roger is a full-time artist and taught arts and Mohawk culture on his reservation for over 15 years.  In addition to creating Powwow Pop Art, he almost single handedly revived the ancient, lost art of Mohawk pottery making which had died out by 1665 AD. With the help of some great individuals both spiritual and physical, he studied, absorbed, lived and breathed Mohawk pottery for nearly 20 years. In 1994, he initiated a heroic effort to restore prehistoric Mohawk pottery traditions. Credited with the almost single-handed revival of these ancient skills, today he shares this hard earned knowledge through workshops and demonstrations.  His pots are available at Gathering Tribes.

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