RedLine Milwaukee is excited to present “Existence as Protest” by acclaimed Native American artist Gregg Deal. Join us for the exhibition premier on Friday April 21, 2017. Gregg will be present and there will be an artist talk. The exhibtion runs April 21 — June 10, 2017.
Gregg Deal is a member of the Paiute Tribe of Pyramid Lake, and as a provocative contemporary artist-activist much of his work deals with Indigenous identity and pop culture, touching on issues of race relations, historical consideration and stereotype. Existence as Protest is a show based on indigeneity as understood from an Indigenous perspective and expressed through art. Presenting social, political, and cultural aspects of Indigenous existence as well as giving the viewer a look at how these issues are woven into the general narrative of the Indigenous experience. Showing works that speak to contemporary Indigenous concerns such as mascots, Standing Rock /Dakota Access Pipeline, environmental and land issues, Indigenous identity is the centraln theme explored through portraiture and other related pieces. The juxtaposition of social issues coupled with the rich images of daily survivance work together, speaking to the Indigenous experience today.