University of Oklahoma students will discuss works from James T. Bialac collection in Norman

Five graduate students from the University of Oklahoma's School of Art and Art History will offer a presentation about works they've selected to study from the James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection.
FROM STAFF REPORTS Modified: October 30, 2012 at 10:08 pm •  Published: October 31, 2012
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Nuzum has selected Grey Cohoe's oil titled “The Kill.” The doctoral student believes Cohoe's works seek to explore the alienation the artist felt from both Native and Anglo society.

Fernald will discuss Blackbear Bosin's “Challenge,” a 1959 watercolor that represents the traditional Indian painting style of the Kiowa Five, a group of American Indian artists who worked during the 1920s.

Tahmahkera's focus is Diane O'Leary's “Epitaph,” a representation of politics through art and a symbol of what Tahmahkera identifies as the artist's frustration with infighting within the American Indian movement and the marginalization of reservation tribal communities.

“The James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection: Selected Works” and “Indigenous Aesthetics: Selections From the James T. Bialac Native American Art Collection” are on view through Dec. 30.

For more information, call 325-3272 or go to www.ou.edu/fjjma.