Action/Abstraction Redefined Catalog
Action/Abstraction Redefined is the first exhibition catalog that analyzes modern Native American art, inspired by abstract expressionism, color field, and hard-edge painting. The publication features paintings and works on paper from the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts’ (MoCNA) permanent collection, created in the 1960s and 1970s. The artists in the Action/Abstraction Redefined exhibition challenged stereotypical expectations of Indian art by experimenting with New York School art movements combined with art influences from their own cultural heritage. This departure, supported by the groundbreaking new art education philosophy at IAIA, revolutionized the Native American art world. This publication also contributes to the scholarship about female artists, such as Edna Massey (Cherokee), during this male dominated art period. Hard cover, 144 pages, full-color, published by the IAIA Museum of Contemporary Native Arts (MoCNA), 2018.