Object photography

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Object description

  • Richard Glazer Danay (Kahnawake Mohawk (Caughnawaga), birth 1942)
  • Red and Black Deer with Indians, 1988
  • Paint, glue and glitter on paper
  • New York, United States (lives and works in Southern California)
  • H: 18 in, W: 24 in (H: 45.7 cm, W: 61.0 cm)
  • Gift of Richard Glazer Danay, 2011
  • 2011.19.11
  • Contrasts in color and designs represent dualities between day and night, dreams and reality
  • Motifs drawn from figures and forms important to multiple North American Native tribes

Excess paint drippings from Glazer-Danay's sculptural projects form the basis of this collage. Brushstrokes, stampwork, and references to Southern California rock art imagery add additional elements of spontaneity. Through repetition, Glazer-Danay explores deer as an important form of spiritual and physical sustenance to many Native groups in North America. The white constellation-like designs are reminiscent of Mohawk curvilinear beadwork.