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Julie Buffalohead: Let the Show Begin

Julie Buffalohead: Let the Show Begin

October 20, 2012 – April 28, 2013

American Indian Museum Heye Center
One Bowling Green
New York, NY

Location: Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, Photography Gallery, 2nd Level

Julie Buffalohead (Ponca) uses the iconography of childhood to explore deeper themes of storytelling, motherhood, and identity in this exhibition featuring 14 of her recent paintings. Soft and cuddly toy animals come to life in her work, but this sweet surface disguises the less pretty realities of parenting, such as pain and worry. Buffalohead also uses these characters to attack stereotypes about Native people, exposing their artificiality by staging them as a child’s game.