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JOE HARJO
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Artist's Statement
My work explores the idea of what is societally considered Native American and what is not. The work challenges the places within society’s mind where Indians are allowed and expected to exist, as well as the visual notion of what the Indian should look like in those places. This work incorporates narratives of perception, misinformed stereotypes, false imagery, representation and identity, and the commodification of Native American Indian culture.


Visual Arts Samples

 

Fancy Dancer II
Photography

Indian Drinking Strawberry Lemonade 2015
Photography

Indian Standing Next to a Soda Machine 2014
Photography

Item: Native Indian Choker Tribe: Western F.a.s.h.i.o.n Origin/Region: Unknown
Photography

Act a Fool
Photography
 

Indian Drinking a Mexican Coke
Printmaking

Indian Taking a Shower
Printmaking

Portraits of an Indians I
Sculpture

Portraits of an Indians II
Sculpture

Item: Indian Breast-Plate Tribe: Funny Fashion Origin/Region: Made in China
Photography
 

 

 
 
     
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