Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger features the work of Watt and Luger, two leading Indigenous contemporary artists whose processes focus on collaborative artmaking, community engagement, materials, and the land. Each/Other features 26 mixed media sculptures, wall hangings and large-scale installation works by Watt (Seneca, Scottish, German) and Luger (Mandan, Hidatsa, Arikara, Lakota and European), along with a new monumental artist-guided community artwork. Works on view in Each/Other will consist of materials including carved wood, ceramic and fabric sculpture, photography, installation works with concertina and oil drums, video-based interpretive elements and documentation pieces to show past performance works by the artists. Together, Watt and Luger emphasize creativity as a boundless process, and a catalyst for connection and building greater empathy and understanding between individuals, neighbors, communities, and the world around us.
Each/Other: Marie Watt and Cannupa Hanska Luger is organized by the Denver Art Museum and presented with the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Robert Lehman Foundation, Stelo, and Native Arts and Culture Foundation.
Thank you to PEM supporters, Carolyn and Peter S. Lynch and The Lynch Foundation and individuals that support the Exhibition Incubation Fund: Jennifer and Andrew Borggaard, James B. and Mary Lou Hawkes, Kate and Ford O'Neil, and Henry and Callie Brauer provided generous support. We also recognize the generosity of the East India Marine Associates of the Peabody Essex Museum.
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The exhibition features labels in English and Spanish. As part of PEM’s Bilingual Initiative, these translations strive to engage multicultural audiences and strengthen ties to our local communities.
ABOVE IMAGE: Marie Watt (Seneca and German-Scots). Trek (Pleiades), 2014. Reclaimed wool blankets, satin binding, embroidery floss, and thread. 74 x 123 in. Courtesy of the Tia Collection. Image courtesy of the artist. Photograph by Aaron Johanson.