Episode No. 540 of The Modern Art Notes Podcast features curator Judith W. Mann and artist Nicholas Galanin.
Mann is the curator of “Paintings on Stone: Science and the Sacred, 1530-1800,” which is on view at the Saint Louis Art Museum through May 15. (Mann was assisted by Andrea Miller.) The exhibition, which includes more than 70 works by 58 artists, is the first examination of the pan-European practice of painting on stones such as lapis lazuli, slate and marble. The exhibition is accompanied by a terrific catalogue. Indiebound and Amazon offer it for about $50.
On April 7-8 SLAM will be presenting a virtual symposium that explores painting on stone and the role that stone played in the meaning of individual artworks. The symposium is free but requires Zoom registration.
Nicholas Galanin’s work is on view in “The Scene Changes: Sculpture from the Sheldon’s Collection” at the Sheldon Museum of Art at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. The Sheldon acquired Galanin’s 2012 The American Dream is Alie and Well in 2020.
Galanin’s work has been the subject of solo shows at Davidson College, the BYU Museum of Art, the Montclair Art Museum, the Missoula Art Museum, the Anchorage Museum and more. In 2018 The Heard Museum in Phoenix presented a survey of Galanin’s career. Later this year the Weatherspoon Art Museum at the University of North Carolina Greensboro and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Ark. will present exhibitions of Galanin’s work.
Galanin is a Tlingit and Unangax̂ artist whose work examines contemporary Indigenous identity, culture and representation and interrogates the routine misappropriation of Native culture, colonialism and collective amnesia.
Air date: March 10, 2022.