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John Isaiah Pepion – The Sun Gave Us Power
February 2 @ 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
The Sun Gave Us Power: a solo exhibition featuring Blackfoot artist John Isaiah Pepion and a new body of work themed around the sun and its importance to Indigenous people, especially to the Blackfoot Nation.
Opening reception: February 2nd, 4-7pm at FoR Fine Art Tucson
What is Ledger Art? Ledger art is a transitional Native American art form that emerged in the mid 1800s due to the destruction of buffalo herds and the forced movement of the Plains tribes onto reservations. Book pages, maps, and ledger books became the canvases for pictorial art and history. Traditional implements gave way to colored pencils, crayon, and watercolors. Contemporary ledger artists still use historical documents as the backgrounds for their compositions, linking them both conceptually and formally to the historic ledger art of their ancestors while exploring expressions of ceremony, preservation, and healing.
View John’s available work at FoR Fine Art by clicking here.
Visit John’s website to learn more about his process.