Textile          MThompson_14


Textile artist Maggie Thompson (Fon du Lac Ojibwe) utilizes a variety of weaving and knitting techniques, printed fabrics, and assemblage works as a way to contain memory and reflect upon difficult subject matters regarding Indian identity.

Thompson delves deeply into notions of identity, focusing on issues of cultural appropriation, Native authenticity, blood-quantum, and stereotyping. Through her work, she is able to rebuild her past and explore the history of her people through textures and materials.

This Twin Cities artist is a recent graduate from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and we are proud to represent her in one of her first solo shows.

Join us for the Artist Talk on Friday, March 14 from 6 pm – 7 pm

Take part in our panel discussion: Authenticity, Appropriation, and the Arts on Friday, April 25, 6 – 8 pm; Panelists include:  Maggie Thompson, artist; Sasha Houston Brown, local writer; and Dr. Jessica Metcalfe, founder of Beyond Buckskin Boutique

Both events are free and open to the public.  This show will run through May 31, 2014.

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