American Indian Artist Says Mass Media Sends Wrong Message

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American Indian Artist Says Mass Media Sends Wrong Message


Byline: Eric Peterson

Tonight marks the unveiling of the newest exhibit at the American Indian Center of Chicago's Trickster Gallery at 190 S. Roselle Road in Schaumburg.

"Weapons of Mass Media: New Paintings by Bunky Echo-Hawk" opens at 6:30 p.m. with entertainment, light refreshments and an opportunity to meet the artist.

Echo-Hawk is a Pawnee/Yakama Indian living in Boulder, Colo. In this new exhibit, he tries to show how "mass media has long been a weapon of mass destruction for Native Americans."

He explains that, "Native American art ceased to be 'contemporary' in mainstream America by the 1890s. Viewing Native Americans as a people of the past is the most accessible, convenient perception for Americans.

"While I believe it is important to create images that are historically, culturally correct and support the preservation of culture, I also believe it is imperative that a modern, contemporary representation of Native culture needs to surface in the mainstream," Echo-Hawk adds. "The very issues that are overlooked by mainstream America are the issues at the heart of my work. It is my goal to truly exemplify the current state of Native America through a strikingly contemporary lens."

The exhibit will continue to run through July 28 at the Trickster Gallery in the village's Town Square at Schaumburg and Roselle roads.

You can learn more about the artist at the Web site www.bunkyechohawk.com.

For more information about the exhibit, call (847) 301-2090 or e-mail trickstergallery@@aic-chicago. …

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