ᎾᏓᏅᏖᏍᎬᎾ Free Thinker
Roy Boney, Jr.
acrylic ink, pencil, ash on burnt paper

Borders & Boundaries: The Blurred Edges of Decolonisation is a traveling exhibition curated by Robert Peters (Belfast, Northern Ireland) and Bobby C. Martin (West Siloam Springs, USA)
Opening venue: ArtVentures Gallery, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, October-December 2018.
July-December 2019: Dr. Bill Wiggins Native American Gallery, University of Arkansas Little Rock 
March-May 2020: Seminole Nation Museum, Wewoka, Oklahoma
This exhibition explores artistic responses that engage with assimilation and/or appropriation of cultural influences, from a collection of artists based in North America, Northern Ireland and beyond. Colonial legacies and the recent groundswell of “decolonization” reactions to those legacies are key themes that these artists were asked to consider.
Assimilation and appropriation have been and continue to be important and often fractious concepts for Native peoples. Native artists confront and respond to these ideas in their work all the time. The current hot topic among many contemporary Native and First Nations artists is “decolonization,” a term fraught with meaning but yet hard to define exactly. What does that look like to artists outside North America, especially in a location such as Belfast, with its own very different colonization experience?Responses are rooted in the friction and heat caused by border/boundary interaction, whether historical or contemporary. What shared intercultural experiences do we have along these blurred edges? Where do they overlap? What was assimilated? How can we use these shared stories and histories to create some
great art?

Works in Borders & Boundaries:
Noqoilpi, the Gambler series, Robert Peters (Belfast, Northern Ireland), archival inkjet print, 1/10, $100
A Plot in a Plan—White City, Black Smoke, Angela Darby (Belfast, Northern Ireland), archival inkjet print
Target Practice, Alex Pená (Santa Fe, New Mexico), stone lithograph, $200
Charting My Identity (Blue), Alex Pená (Santa Fe, New Mexico), stone lithograph, $200
Charting My Identity (Orange), Alex Pená (Santa Fe, New Mexico), stone lithograph, $200
A Colorful Indian Powwow, Bobby C. Martin (West Siloam Springs, Oklahoma), stone lithograph, artist proof, $300
Morning Prayers, Marwin Begaye (Norman, Oklahoma), screenprint, 10/10, $560
Oklahoma State Flower, Marwin Begaye (Norman, Oklahoma), screenprint, 3/10, $350
Thank You, Marwin Begaye (Norman, Oklahoma), woodblock and plastic, 1/1, $420
Gold Mine Water Waste, Marwin Begaye (Norman, Oklahoma), screenprint and woodblock, 2/10, $560
1896, Declan Byrne (Belfast, Northern Ireland), screenprint, edition of 10, $95
In-Between, Erin Shaw (Springdale, Arkansas), watercolor and ink on paper, $325
Trojan Trinket, Gary Shaw (Belfast, Northern Ireland), pigment print on satin card, 3/5, $150
Wild Colonial Girls, Gary Shaw (Belfast, Northern Ireland), pigment print on satin card, 1/5, $150
Iron Horse Killers Remix #1, Hoka Skenadore (Norman, Oklahoma), screenprint, paint marker and spray paint on paper, $225
Iron Horse Killers Remix #2, Hoka Skenadore (Norman, Oklahoma), screenprint, paint marker and spray paint on paper, $225
Window Dressings, Indians Behind Glass, Jacob Meders (Phoenix, Arizona), screenprint, $400
Decapitation (after Elkins photograph after Hub sculpture), Jamison Chas Banks (Santa Fe, New Mexico), acrylic CMYK screenprint on paper, edition of 20
Oklahoma, Indian Territory? Johnnie Diacon (Tulsa, Oklahoma), screenprint, $500
Soft Genocide Is Still Genocide, Johnnie Diacon (Tulsa, Oklahoma), pen and ink on paper, $400
Gulf Bird, Linda Lomahaftewa (Santa Fe, New Mexico), monoprint mounted on paper, $700
Extinction Series—North America (Beothuk), Max Carocci (London, U.K.), watercolour, $300
Extinction Series—North America (Cochimi), Max Carocci (London, U.K.), watercolour, $300
Extinction Series—North America (Karankawa), Max Carocci (London, U.K.), watercolour, $300
As Long As Grass Grows, Melinda Schwakhofer (Moretonhampstead, U.K.), Lokta paper, tracing paper, silk organza, beads and stitch, $150
Half Breed, Melinda Schwakhofer (Moretonhampstead, U.K.), digital collage and stitch, $150
Portrait of My Dad, Melinda Schwakhofer (Moretonhampstead, U.K.), Muscogee Nation News, foamboard and stitch, $150
Black & White #1, Molly Murphy Adams (Tulsa, Oklahoma), beadwork on archival photo, cotton paper
Eastern Washington 1, Molly Murphy Adams (Tulsa, Oklahoma), beadwork on archival photo, cotton paper
Iktomi, Molly Murphy Adams (Tulsa, Oklahoma), beadwork on archival photo, cotton paper
Pebbles, Molly Murphy Adams (Tulsa, Oklahoma), beadwork on archival photo, cotton paper
White & Black #1, Molly Murphy Adams (Tulsa, Oklahoma), beadwork on archival photo, cotton paper
Gen Z Ancestors, Phyllis Fife (Tahlequah, Oklahoma), monoprint, artist proof, $175
Left As Deportees, Returned As Tourists, Phyllis Fife (Tahlequah, Oklahoma), monoprint on Rives Heavyweight paper, on loan from the Wiggins Native American Art Collection
ᏗᏁᎶᏗ ᎤᏍᏛᏗᏍᎩ The Martyr, Roy Boney, Jr. (Tahlequah, Oklahoma), acrylic ink, pencil, ash on burnt paper, $400
Cultural Appropriation, White to Indian (In Reverse), Ruthe Blalock Jones (Okmulgee, Oklahoma), acrylic, pencil and transfer on Fabriano watercolor paper, $1250
Stupid, I tepaket, Shelley Patrick (Santa Fe, New Mexico), stencil and spray paint, $75

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