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Sarah Sense, The Sex is in the Mouth, Narrative I, 2008, digital prints, mylar

HOW: Engagements with the “Hollywood Indian”

Sarah Sense, Nadya Kwandibens, Walter Kahero:ton Scott, Torry Mendoza, Rosalie Favell

Main Gallery

October 17 – November 21, 2008

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This exhibition explores the legacy of the one-dimensional depictions of Native North Americans developed in film, art and literature, which have become accepted as authentic in the nation’s consciousness, affecting historic truth and contributing to stereotypical notions of Indigenous peoples. In HOW: Engagements with the "Hollywood Indian", the artists either confront the simplistic misconceptions imposed upon an Indigenous collective consciousness, or expose the alluring influence and desire Hollywood has had on Indigenous lives and imagination.


Sarah Sense, born and raised in Northern California, is an artist currently living in Santa Fe, NM. She graduated from Parsons School of Design and worked as director/curator at the AICH Gallery in New York City. Her work is represented at the Berlin Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ and Blue Rain Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.

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