The Vision Project: C. Maxx Stevens – Last Supper
August 19 – December 31, 2011
C. Maxx Stevens’ exhibition is a conceptual installation. The new work by C. Maxx Stevens is based on her memories and experiences dealing with devastating effect of diabetes throughout native nations. The exhibition would create a larger social awareness of the epidemic and its dilemna in all of the United States. The exhibition will include her family archives and testimony/narratives of the disease and its impact on traditional values and the drastic evolution of diet as well as economy.
About the artist: C. Maxx Stevens, Muscogee/ Seminole, received the prestigious Eiteljorg Fellowhip of Native American Fine Art in 2005 and was winner of the 2000 Visual Artist Award from the Andrea Frank Foundation in New York. She earned a Master of Fine Arts in sculpture from Indiana University in Bloomington and earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in sculpture and ceramics from Wichita State University in Kansas. Her installations are responses to site-specific environments where she explores the relationships among land, man, and the history of place. C. Maxx Stevens lives in Boulder, Colorado and is on the faculty of the Department of Art and Art History at the University of Colorado
The Vision Project Gallery exhibition Last Supper is made possible in part by New Mexico Arts, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, and the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Ford Foundation
Image: Courtesy of the artists
Click here – Guest Essay by Jessie Ryker-Crawford (hot link to pdf)