Edgar Heap of Birds: Paintings and Word Pieces
April 14 – May 12
Emphasizing the survival of the Native American based on modern form of communication, Edgar Heap of Birds’ exhibition consists of a presentation of paintings, language installation and a video tape program. The six paintings are from the “Neva” series and were influenced by the Oklahoma landscape with various shapes and colors reflecting the action of forces of the landscape. The world pieces and video express Edgar’s interest in the written languages as communication and as art. The common theme of the three elements of the exhibition is the “grave interaction of people and things derived from my observations of living nature and history.” Edgar Heap of Birds is a Cheyenne/Arapaho from Geary, Oklahoma. He holds a BFA from the University of Kansas and a MFA from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University in Philadelphia.