On display in the Duluth Art Institute on the 4th Floor of the Depot, from June 29 – Sept. 4, 2017
Reception: June 29, 5-7pm
Artist Talk & Book Signing: August 15, 5:30pm
Jonathan Thunder is a painter and digital media artist who was born on the Red Lake Reservation, raised in Minneapolis, and studied at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico and the Art Institute International Minnesota. This solo exhibit will reveal a new body of paintings of Ojibwe deities placed in a contemporary context. It will also showcase Thunder’s animations with a screening at the Teatro. A catalog with color images includes an essay by Mason Riddle, a Saint Paul-based arts writer. Jazz guitar by Briand Morrison will be featured at the opening reception. The Duluth Art Institute, in partnership with Jonathan Thunder, is a fiscal year 2017 recipient of a Cultural Community Partnership grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This is activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation by the Minnesota State Legislature; and by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts. Generous catalogue support is provided by CPL Imaging.