Ripples. Through a Wampanoag Lens.
Exhibition Opening Date: June 2020
Elizabeth James Perry – This exhibition is a look back, a look at the present, and a look at the future. Through local, indigenous, contemporary art, this exhibition will conceptualize the significance of the 2020 quadricentennial from a native perspective, it will highlight native community connections to the living environment and ocean especially around the New Bedford and Martha’s Vineyard areas and it will emphasize changes that indigenous and non-indigenous New Englanders adapted to and are adapting to. The exhibition will feature a rich, festive looking combination of natural Indigenous materials which are local, sustainable, and non-toxic. Additionally, the artist utilizes organic colors, fine textures, and shapes one can achieve in woven wampum, woven quill jewelry and scrimshaw pieces (designed by the artist’s brother and mother, who are also artists), and more in her exhibition titled, Ripples. Through a Wampanoag Lens.