Photo by Nick Krug. painting by Brent Learned
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Exhibition of Native American nude paintings hopes to ‘tear down’ a cultural taboo

Among the upcoming Final Friday exhibitions is a show at the Phoenix Underground that artist and organizer Brent Learned is sure will offer a unique experience not only in subject matter, but also in its assemblage.

Photo by Nick Krug. painting by Brent Learned

Native American Body of Art is an exhibition featuring 30-plus nude paintings of Native Americans by nine Native American artists from different tribes. The idea for the show was conceived by Learned, a Cheyenne/Arapaho artist from Oklahoma City and a 1993 University of Kansas graduate, who said he had “been kicking it around for a while” after talking with artist friends about the lack of Native American nude portraits that are not exoticized or hyper-sexualized, but created in the classical sense. Cont…Read full original article…

Source: Lawrence Journal-World

27 September, 2017, 5:30 pm

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