Travois First Fridays: “Remedy/Reconcile/Rebuild” by Luanne Redeye

Travois First Fridays on Oct. 5 will feature Luanne Redeye (Seneca Nation of Indians and Hawk Clan). The event is from 6-8 p.m., and Luanne will give an artist talk at 6:30 p.m.

Luanne’s exhibition, titled “Remedy/Reconcile/Rebuild,” will feature paintings and beadwork frames.

Luanne grew up on the Allegany Indian Reservation in Western New York. In her artist statement, she said she draws inspiration for her work from there, incorporating community and family members into her paintings to present a strong personal and emotional component.

Luanne currently lives in Albuquerque, N.M. and is an enrolled member of the Seneca Nation of Indians and Hawk Clan. She studied at the University of New Mexico and received her MFA in 2011.

Luanne “uses painting as a way to see others. Working primarily in oil, [I] depict the relationship between perception and experience of Native identity through genre scenes, designs and portraits.”

“Luanne Redeye’s work explores perception and representation of Native peoples from a Native perspective,” said Travois President Phil Glynn. “Luanne will bring an emotional element to Travois First Fridays and will help Kansas Citians examine how we interact with each other and help spark a discussion during this critical time in our community.”

She has exhibited throughout the U.S. and has been the recipient of various awards — including her most recent, the Barbara and Eric Dobkin Fellowship at the School for Advanced Research in Santa Fe, N.M. (Read more here.)

We’re so happy to host her in Kansas City! You can find more of Luanne’s work on her website.

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