Jim Denomie, 'Standing Rock'


Jim Denomie: Standing Rock Paintings

Every Wed., Thu., Fri., and Sat. from Feb. 22-April 6
12-5 p.m.
Art, Galleries

Vibrant, visceral, and rife with a singular iconography that encapsulates the violence at the heart of the Dakota Access Pipeline controversy, Jim Denomie’s artworks unflinchingly tell the story of inherent racism that continues to live across the country—particularly, in this case, in the Dakotas. This exhibition includes three large-scale works. No more are needed. With his fantastical style and eerie color palette, Denomie, who is Anishinaabe, unflinchingly captures the layers of brutality, fury, and disbelief that white supremacy gives rise to. There are also infusions of sardonic humor and mysticism, which serve to highlight the violence at the fore.