“Ishi Glinsky: Upon a Jagged Maze” @ AD&A Museum

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Date & Time

Thu, Sep 01 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Address (map)

University of California, Santa Barbara Santa Barbara, California 93106-7130

Venue (website)

Design & Architecture Museum

Ishi Glinsky: Upon a Jagged Maze
September 1, 2022 – January 22, 2023

Opening Reception

Thursday, September 1st
5:00–7:30 PM
Art, Design & Architecture Museum
UC Santa Barbara

The Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UC Santa Barbara presents the first solo museum exhibition of LA-based artist Ishi Glinsky (b. 1982, Tucson, Arizona – Tohono O’odham). An early career survey covering work made over the past decade, the exhibition features 25 of Glinsky’s works, including painting, works on paper, and mixed-media sculpture. Glinsky’s art draws from the traditions of the Tohono O’odham Nation as well as those of various North American Native arts, such as jewelry making, basketry, and weaving in order to honor Native Americans’ place in history and art movements. Organized by the Art, Design & Architecture Museum at UCSB, the exhibition is on view from September 1, 2022 through January 22, 2023.

Ishi Glinksy was born in Tucson, AZ in 1982, but has resided and worked in Los Angeles, CA for the past sixteen years. As a sculptor, painter, and installation artist, Glinsky focuses on aspects of resourcefulness, permanence and continuity, based upon his material compositions. Materiality and intertribal cultural celebrations are central to this focus, while Glinsky explores a range of historical pieces, both major events and ephemera, across Native North America. A fusion of the past with contemporary art, Glinsky is a mostly self-taught artist who observes both the techniques of his people of the Tohono O’odham Nation, as well as the traditions of other Native nations in a celebration of interconnectivity and survival of those practices. Through techniques based in scale and verisimilitude, Glinsky acknowledges craft traditions as fine art forms.


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