This exhibition continues the theme of “women at work” from previous exhibitions. It features 18 women artists who are currently working and living in South Dakota and was curated through an invitational process: Loy Allen, Diana Behl, Angela Behrends, Jenny Braig, Ceca Cooper, Denise DuBroy, Amy Fill, Jeannie French, Mary Groth, Amber Hansen, Liz Heeren, Connie Herring, Amy Jarding, Erica Merchant, Reina Okawa, Camille Riner, Patti Roberts-Pizzuto, and Anna Youngers.
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In honor of the 100 year anniversary of the U.S. entry into WWI on April 6, 2017, this exhibition features Harvey Dunn’s war imagery from the Permanent Collection of SDAM. It includes Attack, Battleground, The Return, Gunfire, Streetfighting, Crossing a Pontoon Bridge, (untitled) Red Cross, (untitled) WWI Soldier, Oliver Staggered Over and Entered Major Worsley's Quarters and the two new acquisitions of a WWI battlefield woodcut and the illustration, Alongside G.I. Joe All the Way.
This exhibition features illustrations by Paul Goble containing images of horses. Books featured will include Lone Bull’s Horse Raid, The Girl Who Loved Wild Horses, The Gift of the Sacred Dog, Death of the Iron Horse, The Great Race, Iktomi and the Buffalo Skull, Love Flute, Remaking the Earth, and Dream Wolf.
This exhibition is organized by The Heritage Center at Red Cloud Indian School (Pine Ridge, SD), in partnership with artist Keith BraveHeart (Oglala Lakota). Original artworks from people of the Očhéthi Šakówiŋ (Lakota, Dakota, Nakota) that are related to and inspired by the Šúŋka Wakȟáŋ Oyáte (Horse Nation) were collected through a community informed process, open call and/or invitation.
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This exhibition features artworks from the permanent collection of SDAM that contain horse imagery. It will provide multi-cultural perspectives, including works by Harvey Dunn, Albin Henning, Charles Hargens, Charles Greener, Oscar Howe, Arthur Amiotte, Robert Penn and Herman Red Elk, amongst others.
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imPULSE is a two person exhibition featuring South Dakota State University School of Design faculty member, Peter Reichardt, and recent MFA graduate from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, Andres Torres. Reichardt and Torres are young South Dakota artists creating fresh and exciting new Formalist imagery. Their works are rooted in an exploration of drawing and painting media, processes and histories, highlighting the dynamic compositional interplay of lines, colors, shapes, spaces, surfaces, and inherited meanings.
Reception: November 16, 2017
This is an educational exhibit curated by Dr. Craig Howe of the Center for American Indian Research and Native Studies (CAIRNS). According to Lakota legend, long ago there was a beautiful young woman (Tapun Sa Win, or Red Cheek Woman) who married a star and went to live with him in the sky. Near the due date for the birth of her baby, she inadvertently created a hole in the sky through which she could see her relatives on earth. This made her lonesome so she braided a rope to descend to them.
This exhibition features illustrations by Paul Goble from books that contain star stories from Plains Indian tribes. Books featured will include Beyond the Ridge, Crow Chief, Her Seven Brothers, Star Boy, and The Lost Children.
Skye Gilkerson is a native of Brookings, SD, receiving an MFA in sculpture from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2009. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. Gilkerson creates poignant conceptual projects across a range of media, including sculpture, installation, photography, film and collage. The endless horizon of the South Dakota landscape remains a continual influence on her work. This exhibition will focus on works especially tied to a contemplation of time and timelessness, place and placelessness, and the tension between the human and universal scale.
This exhibition celebrates the beauty of nighttime—from the setting to the rising of the sun—through artworks from our permanent collection.
This exhibition features pairings of paintings by Harvey Dunn, one work depicting a night scene and one work depicting a day scene. The paintings within the pairings relate to each other in subject matter and/or compositional strategies, revealing interesting connections and contrasts between the works.
Outsider artist Steve Bormes of Sioux Falls creates illuminated sculptures from objects found as close to home as local antique and thrift stores and as far away as Turkey. This collection of his bizarre, fictional “deep sea fish” that are lit from within will be installed in an intimate, dark, wonder-filled, aquarium-like, immersive environment… Bormes’s “deep-sea imaginarium.”
Artist Reception: December 7, 5-7 p.m. (Artist Discussion at 5:45)
South Dakota Governor’s 7th Biennial Art Exhibition
December 2, 2016 – April 16, 2017
The South Dakota Art Museum is showcasing pairings of contrasting paintings by Harvey Dunn in the exhibit, Night and Day. Displaying these night scenes and day scenes beside one another gives visitors the chance to experience paintings that share not only striking similarities, but also clear differences. Dunn’s ability to use and adjust a range of artistic tools in capturing the truest spirit of whatever he was depicting is specifically highlighted in this exhibit.
Born in 1937, Richard Van Buren has been exploring the relationship of the organic and man-made in his plastic sculptural objects since the mid-1960s. His cast resin and thermoplastic sculptures are expressive abstractions. Impregnated with a range of materials like fiberglass, shells, glitter and costume jewelry, they pop with intense translucent colors, reflective glints and hidden treasures.