October 19th - November 17th 2001
Please refer questions to Jeffrey Moose, 206.467.6951 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colville Native American Artist Joe Feddersen will exhibit a group of new
monotypes and multi media prints at Jeffrey Moose Gallery, Rainier Square,
in Seattle, from October 19th to November 17th. A reception for the artist
will be held on Friday, October 19th from 6:00 to 8:30 PM.
Fedderson, a 48 year old printmaking instructor at Evergreen State
College in Olympia since 1989, is known for his radiant, boldly colored
prints in an astounding variety of media, many of which take inspiration
from traditional Colville textiles famous world-over after being
"Appropriated" and "Re-applied" by Pendelton Mills of Oregon. The depth of
texture and variety of mark-making in his work betrays his status as a true
master-printer. But Fedderson exceeds nearly all of his peers by his ability
to fluently and effortlessly combine so many print media in a single image.
If not for his "Native American" artist label and his abstract orientation
he would certainly have the kind of recognition reserved for artists like
Jim Dine or Robert Rauschenberg.
Feddersen's latest imagery reflects a mellowing trend and a multi-media
approach that has been a growing part of his reperatoire for the last six or
seven years. While past series of prints have made use of uninhibited bright
colors, often used as a reflection of blanket or basket patterns,
Feddersen's new works are muted and often sculptural with the addition of
Chine Collé (applied bits of thin tissue-like paper, nuetral tones in this
case) and Gold and Silver foil that cover, but not entirely, the bold
palette beneath leaving just enough tantalizing pigment to tease the eye.
The last six months has brought Mr. Feddersen the kind of momentum most
artists only dream of: residencies, portfolio collaborations, fellowship
grants and aquisitions. He has been included in no less than six
exhibitions, including shows at the University of Arizona where he worked
with original Tamarind grad Jack Lemmon (Landfall Press) and a stellar cast
of native artists, The Eiteljorg Museum in Indianapolis, one of the three
top Native museums in America, where he was one of two artists to receive a
large fellowship grant, the Jan Cicero Gallery (Chicago) where he was part
of a group monotype show, the University of Colorado, Boulder (visiting
artist), and Rutgers University in New Jersey (visiting artist).
more examples by Joe Feddersen