Art courtesy of Courtney M. Leonard, “Breach #2” (2015), Glazed Ceramics on Wood Pallet.
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, March 31, free admission but please RSVP using the Register Link.
5p: artist conversation
6p - 8p: gallery opening
A curated contemporary art exhibition entitled Without a Theme. An immersive display showcases approximately 20 vibrant, large-format installations from seven premier North American artists. The exhibition will be housed in the Mashantucket Gallery until Nov. 2 and is included in general museum admission.
“Without a Theme is an important concept behind this incredible contemporary collection,” said Tahnee Ahtoneharjo-Growingthunder, curator, Pequot Museum. “We strategically immerse visitors in large, vibrant installations – letting the purpose, message and emotion of each piece move the individual. This is in mindful contrast to popular Native exhibits in which emphasis is placed on the artist’s heritage, or on visual themes that don’t necessarily convey modern Native life. Our focus on color and composition - rather than theme - allows the artists’ connections to their community and their purpose to speak for itself.”
Exhibition pieces are composed of acrylic, mixed media, glass, sterling, and organic materials.
Featured artists include:
Jeff Kahm, Saskatchewan, Canada
Bob Haozous, New Mexico
Allan Houser, Oklahoma
Courtney Leonard, New York
Isaac Dial, Utah
Russel Frye, New Mexico
Joe Feddersen, Washington