My Medicine Art Series Part One:
The title of this exhibition by Galaudet Gallery comes from the power art has to heal and to aid in self discovery and discovery of worlds beyond our day to day lives. Great art transports the viewer to another place and time, another space and moment, a new way of seeing life. The art in My Medicine: Part One does just that. The title also comes from the belief that the two primary artists hold that art is medicine for themselves and for others. Please download our exhibition catalog for more information:
Galaudet Gallery chose the title My Medicine to show the power art has to heal and to aid in self discovery and discovery of worlds beyond our day to day lives. Great art transports the viewer to another place and time, another space and moment, a new way of seeing life. The art in My Medicine does just that. The title also comes from the belief that art is medicine for others and for the two primary artists of this exhibition Oscar Howe and Vicki Milewski.
Following are some of the images from the exhibition please contact us if interested in purchasing or seeing more artwork from this show:
The Egg (Logo) (2014)
Photo by Vicki Milewski
2' X 3 1/2'
This lithograph shows Howe's tohokmu design encircling the hunter and buffalo
Woman Scalp Dancer (1964) 18” x 24” 406/1000 Printed in June 1991 on 100# LOE Saxony 93% pH Paper with colorfast inks that meet archival standards
Calling Wakan Tanka (1967) 10” X 16 An archival, museum grade giclee Framed under UV protected glass and archival matting
Badlands Road East: Road Like a River Spilling Me Home (2014) 11” x 14” Approaching Cedar Pass Badlands, SD Prismacolor on Archival Paper Prints also available
Badlands Road: Above The Twelve Tribes (2014) 11” x 14” By Medicine Root Trail, Badlands Prismacolor on Archival Paper Prints are also available
Badlands Road South: Going to See Joe (2014) 8” x 10” Cedar Pass, Badlands National Park, SD Prismacolor on Archival Paper Prints also available
Badlands Road: Below The Green Road (2014) 11” x 14” By Dillon Pass, Badlands, SD Prismacolor on Archival Paper Prints also available
Galaudet Gallery event with Rita Simon playing several different Native American flutes for a rapt audience.
Exhibition view of Howe's "Calling Wakan Tanka"
Oscar Howe painted symbolic scenes based on his Native American cultural mythology that are embedded in a Tohokmu (spider web); every color and shape imaginatively propels the viewer forward into the seemingly infinite progression of possible configurations of the artwork. Meaning and myth; while simultaneously pulling the viewer backwards toward a quest for the “original” source or referent that underlines the paradoxes between sacred rituals and the real life harshness they honor, also pull the viewer forward into the future of artistic creation that is seeped in meaning but that speaks on its own.
Vicki Milewski's Badlands Roads series from her art collection The Badlands: Rebel Landscapes will be a part of this exhibit. Milewski's Roads tell of a journey with topography, cartography and spirituality guiding her on roads and in skies while she finds that leaving means an ever returning to herself renewed and excited about life. The roads in question all exist in her artistic reality and in the badlands of western South Dakota; and they offer a glimpse of the transformation of the American road trip into one of self discovery and humble acceptance that there are powers and experiences that are a part of our physical reality but which are seldom spoken of in our 21st Century lives. Her work on this collection asks us all to share our experiences.