Monday, December 16, 2019

Ken Monkman's Great Hall Commission Opening on December 19

ALPHA OMEGA ARTS
"Study for Celestial Beings" ( 2018), Acrylic on canvas16” x 20”
Kent Monkman’s gender-fluid alter ego Miss Chief Eagle Testickle often appears in his work as a time-traveling, shape-shifting, supernatural being who reverses the colonial gaze to challenge received notions of history and Indigenous peoples. On December 19, two large-scale commissions by Kent Monkman's will hang in the Great Hall at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Born in Canada in 1965, Monkman is a Cree artist who explores themes of colonization, sexuality, loss, and resilience—the complexities of historic and contemporary Indigenous experiences—across a variety of mediums, including painting, film/video, performance, and installation.
Study for Miss Chief and Two Angels 2018 Acrylic on canvas 16” x 20”