E Pluribus Unum: Dinétah
Axle Contemporary at the Navajo Nation Museum
Window Rock, Arizona
July 12, 2017 – April, 2018
Opening Reception: July 12, 5–7 pm
Exhibition Dates: July 12, 2017 - January 31, 2018
The Navajo Nation Museum
Highway 264 & Post Office Loop, Window Rock, AZ 86515
In September 2016, artists Matthew Chase-Daniel and Jerry Wellman traveled to the Navajo Nation and surrounding areas to create the third project in the ongoing series E Pluribus Unum. These projects use their Axle Contemporary mobile art gallery as a photographic portrait studio. Over the course of two weeks, they created over 800 studio portraits. One copy of each was distributed to each participant; another was pasted to the exterior of the gallery-studio. A book was later published with all of the portraits, essays by the artists and by Navajo Nation Museum director Manuelito Wheeler, and a poem by Navajo Nation Poet Laureate Laura Tohe. The Navajo Nation Museum will exhibit all of the black and white portraits, images of the artists at work, and a life-size photograph of the mobile portrait studio.
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