Museum of Contemporary Native Arts

Jason Lujan | Summer Burial

January 19 – May 12

Jason Lujan, Summer Burial (Catlin, 01), 2012

Jason Lujan, Summer Burial (Catlin, 01), 2012

North Gallery

The collected works and ideas behind Summer Burial references Eastern visualities in order to comment on Native American allegories and contemporary realities. Utilizing themes such as portraiture, adaptations of pattern, and historical crossover, the artist appropriates such diverse elements as origami paper patterns, military toys and models, and product packaging. For the solo exhibition, Lujan continues his use of digital process hybridized with conventional media.

About the artist: Jason Lujan is originally from Marfa, Texas and has lived in New York City since 2001. His previous exhibitions and performances include Fancy Dance Good Luck Lion at the Heard Museum, Phoenix, AZ; and National Museum of the American Indian, NY, NY; The Muhheakantuck in Focus, Wave Hill Glyndor Gallery, Bronx, NY; and the solo installation Blood is the New Black at St. Lawrence University, Canton, NY. He has participated in residencies at The Center for Book Arts, New York, NY; Vermont Studio Center, Johnston, VT; and Triangle Artist Association, Brooklyn, NY.

Guest Essay by Brian Boucher

For more information on Jason Lujan visit:

http://www.iaia.edu/museum/vision-project/artists/jason-lujan/

http://www.jasonlujan.com/