Bury The Hatchet: Prayer For My P’ah-be
Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art at Portland State University, Portland, OR - Center for Contemporary Native Art, To Sep 6
John Hitchcock’s mixed-media installation combines his interests in printmaking, rock ’n’ roll, and Kiowa and Comanche history and takes on the story of the American frontier. The peg is Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show, but the hatchet is aimed at White supremacy and what theorists call the supremacy of the written word. Sounds include pedal steel guitar, cello, clarinet, accordion, guitars by the band the Stolen Sea, and reworkings of Native American songs, all collected on a 12-inch vinyl album available in the gift shop.