Primitive Edge Student Gallery
Primitive Edge features what is destined to be the first of many gallery exhibitions by talented IAIA students. Here you can see the depth of expression and the height of talents coming to fruition on the IAIA campus.
Our gallery name, “Primitive Edge,” is itself a metaphor for the work that is exhibited throughout the year in our gallery and at 10 annual presentations, including the annual Student Winter Show, the Graduation Exhibit, as well as Studio Arts and New Media Arts Senior Thesis exhibits. Primitive alluding to the stereotypes of the past, while Edge points us to the ever-expanding border of Contemporary Native Art.
Readings by graduating Creative Writing students are held in the gallery, exhibits by Indigenous Liberal Studies students are presented annually, and curation and exhibition installations by the Museum Studies students make our gallery an ever-changing exploration of the arts in all its many facets. We welcome the community to come and share in this vibrant artistic experience.
The Galleria Galore Club will have the Dia De Los Muertos Student Art Show from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday, November 1. The juried art show will feature Dia De Los Muertos or Day of the Dead-themed artwork by students.
The Senior Thesis Exhibition runs from November 14 – 29. IAIA graduating seniors show their thesis work as part of their graduation requirements. The opening reception is at 5 p.m. November 14.
Curated by graduating senior Leanne Campbell, the Winter Exhibition will run from December 10 to February 6, 2014. The annual exhibition is curated by IAIA Museum Studies seniors as part of their senior thesis. The opening reception will be at 5 p.m. December 10.
Past exhibitions include
6th annual Art Rush, a night live art with materials provided to the IAIA community to encourage the creative spirit, from 5-10 p.m. August 22, 2013. The artwork created, with many works for sale, will be on display in the gallery from September 12 – October 4, 2013. The annual Art Rush kicks off the exhibitions in the gallery for the academic year.
Art in the Raw student exhibition September 12 – October 4, 2013. Art in the Raw began in 1999 when IAIA was located on the College of Santa Fe. In response to censorship issues at that time, students from both the IAIA and CSF rebelled against the restrictions in the display of the artworks. Art in the Raw is still continued through student initiative and is the only IAIA exhibit, which is entirely in the hands of IAIA students. The exhibition showcases all types of artworks and mediums submitted by IAIA students. Students have in past years taken this unique opportunity to discuss the changing continuation of their lives and work, make statements and express their perspectives on current social, political, environmental concerns. The works created during Art Rush will be combined with this exhibition.
3rd Annual American Indian Higher Education Consortium (AIHEC) Art Show March 28 – April 11, 2013.
Annual Senior Thesis Exhibition November 7 – 26, 2012. Eight seniors display their work before graduation.
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