Event Title

The Use of Elements of Modern Art in the Work of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

Location

CSU 201

Start Date

18-4-2016 10:00 AM

End Date

18-4-2016 11:00 AM

Student's Major

Art

Student's College

Arts and Humanities

Mentor's Name

Gina Wenger

Mentor's Department

Art

Mentor's College

Arts and Humanities

Description

The contemporary artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is a member of a generation of Native American artists who incorporate elements of modern art in their work, as opposed to working solely within traditional pictorial methods. Artists such as Smith do not use these artistic elements simply for their aesthetic value, but rather as a means to address the violence of the colonial and post-colonial world. In her paintings and prints, Smith juxtaposes references to Native American art and history with techniques of modern art, including appropriation, collage, and the use of text. Through an examination of Smith’s use of these artistic techniques I will demonstrate how her works engage viewers in a dialogue about sexism, racism, and identity, as well as celebrate the achievements of Native American women. This type of analysis is significant in that it elucidates one of the ways contemporary artists have used the visual elements of modern art to address past and ongoing social and political issues.

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The Use of Elements of Modern Art in the Work of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith

CSU 201

The contemporary artist Jaune Quick-to-See Smith is a member of a generation of Native American artists who incorporate elements of modern art in their work, as opposed to working solely within traditional pictorial methods. Artists such as Smith do not use these artistic elements simply for their aesthetic value, but rather as a means to address the violence of the colonial and post-colonial world. In her paintings and prints, Smith juxtaposes references to Native American art and history with techniques of modern art, including appropriation, collage, and the use of text. Through an examination of Smith’s use of these artistic techniques I will demonstrate how her works engage viewers in a dialogue about sexism, racism, and identity, as well as celebrate the achievements of Native American women. This type of analysis is significant in that it elucidates one of the ways contemporary artists have used the visual elements of modern art to address past and ongoing social and political issues.

Recommended Citation

Evenmo, Marilyn. "The Use of Elements of Modern Art in the Work of Jaune Quick-to-See Smith." Undergraduate Research Symposium, Mankato, MN, April 18, 2016.
http://cornerstone.lib.mnsu.edu/urs/2016/oral-session-01/3