JIM DENOMIE: Challenging the Narrative
L. C. and Margaret Walker Gallery B
Jim Denomie is a nationally recognized, collected, and award winning Ojibwe artist. His colorful, humorous paintings directly address historical, political, and cultural issues facing Native Americans in the U.S. Using traditional imagery, stereotypes, comic symbols, and pop culture imagery, Denomie presents playful, alluring narratives that, on closer inspection, reveal biting and thought-provoking challenges to historic and contemporary misperceptions, prejudices, and injustices. Learn more at http://www.bockleygallery.com/artist_denomie/
This exhibition, organized by the Muskegon Museum of Art, features new and favorite paintings by the artist, revealing the continuity and ongoing explorations within his work.
Denomie has won numerous awards including the Bush Foundation and the McKnight Foundation fellowships. In 2015, Denomie was awarded a Painters and Sculptors grant from the Joan Mitchell Foundation. His work is found in the collections of the Denver Art Museum, the Walker Art Center, the Minneapolis Institute of Art, and the Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, among others.
Program support is provided by the Art Bridges Foundation, the Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs with the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Michigan Humanities Council with the National Endowment for the Humanities.