The UK Specialist in Contemporary Native American Indian Art and Jewellery
THE YOUNG AMERICANS
21 March – 15 June 2019
This spring Rainmaker Gallery showcases a new generation of Native American artists. These young creatives bring an explosive visual mix of techniques, experimentation and individual perspectives that shatter clichéd perceptions of ‘Indian’ art and life. They offer a refreshing perspective on what it means to grow up in the United States today.
The contemporary expressions included in this exhibition are a snapshot of the vast Native American talent very much alive and making a mark in the world. Educated, articulate and fearless, this generation of Native artists epitomises the exciting and fast-changing scene of indigenous art. These are The Young Americans of today – indigenous, dynamic and indomitable.
Artist Talk with LEAH MATA - Thursday 13 June 2019
Leah Mata is a member of the yak tityu tityu (the people) Northern Chumash tribe, located on the Central California Coast. As a traditional Northern Chumash artist, Leah creates contemporary living forms of regalia and jewellery that are blended with traditional knowledge and rooted in the past yet incorporate her own unique contemporary artistic expressions.
Leah, along with her family, must gather materials seasonally before they can be processed and used. Given that most of the resources needed are natural, it can require years of planning to create items of traditional Northern Chumash material culture. Leah is committed to environmental issues that play a role in the sustainability of natural resources required to maintain her traditional arts. Finding ways to ensure each generation can practice these art forms is an essential and integral part of Leah’s artistic process.
Artist Reception with Leah Mata: Thursday 13 June 6pm – 8pm at Rainmaker Gallery (free).
Made with Love
In addition to original art, at Rainmaker Gallery we carry an exclusive range of expertly hand-crafted Native American jewellery, Zuni fetish carvings and magnificent Pendleton blankets. All our items make unique and meaningful gifts to treasure for life and are available for you to purchase right here on the website.
Native American Jewellery
Zuni Fetish Carvings