Art • American Indians and Southwest
Indian Country: The Art of David Bradley
2015 Southwest Books of the Year
For the past three decades, artist David Bradley (Minnesota Chippewa) has been a recognized voice from Indian Country, exploring and confronting through his art questions of identity, self-determination, and self-portrait, and bringing to the surface issues about which he is passionate. His ironic, vivid, vibrant paintings are saturated with the artist’s powerful and evocative depictions of the Indian experience and perspective. Bradley’s paintings interweave historical and political truths, social and personal narrative, and cultural critique. Native people take center stage in world art, challenging imbedded assumptions, reconsidering history and deconstructing its icons. A post-modern trickster, Bradley redirects the gaze of American life from an Indian point of view—an outsider observing the world with paradox, incongruity, fantasy, and humor.
ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
Valerie K. Verzuh is curator at the Museum of Indian Arts & Culture (Santa Fe, New Mexico).
Published By Museum of New Mexico Press
11 x 11 in. 144 pages 75 color plates