Collection of Harvey Locke.
"Running Eagle Blackfeet Warrior Woman"
Terrance Guardipee, "Running Eagle Blackfeet Warrior Woman," 2011, coloured pencil on Blackfeet Tribe cash disbursement ledger, 1957-1959, 11” x 16.8”.
Indigenous Ingenuity includes paintings, sculptures and installations that highlight the diversity of aboriginal art. Artists include Daphne Odjig, Norval Morrisseau, Carl Beam, David Garneau, Kent Monkman and Joane Cardinal-Schubert. Also included is work by Montana-raised Blackfeet artist Terrance Guardipee, one of the first artists to revive the historical tradition of ledger art – illustrations on the lined account sheets of Indian agents. The collapse of the buffalo economy and the move to reserves meant hides were no longer available as a substrate for art so discarded ledger paper was used instead.
June 15 to Oct. 19 at the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies in Banff.