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The Rand Gallery at Montclair Art Museum with the exhibition Color Riot! installed and visitors listening to a curator give a tour.

 

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Eric-Paul Riege – [][][][]

11:00 am
4:00 pm

Durational performance within Color Riot!: How Color Changed Navajo Textiles  | Rand Gallery

Embraced by textile relatives—the luminous Diné weavings on display—artist Eric-Paul Riege will conduct a durational performance in Rand Gallery to build a temporary floor-to-ceiling soft sculpture.

Titled with the symbols [][][][], the performance is based on Riege's cultural and personal significances of the number four. [][][][] channels the intergenerational gifts of artistry in Riege’s family, magnifying the warps and wefts of Navajo weaving in a four-part tiered form of a dentalium (shell) earring. Riege’s activation of the surrounding historical and contemporary textiles cherishes and sustains the cycles of weaving and of life in Navajo culture, from birth to death, and rebirth once again. 

As part of a three-day artist’s engagement at MAM, Riege will be speaking along with Color Riot! artist Venancio Aragon for the 35th Annual Julia Norton Babson Lecture on December 9 as well as offering a teen workshop on December 10. Riege’s perspectives on weaving are also included in the adjacent gallery of Color Riot!.

Eric-Paul Riege (Diné)(b. 1994, Na’nízhoozhí [Gallup, NM]) holds a BFA in Studio Art and Ecology from the University of New Mexico. He has had solo shows at ICA Miami and Bockley Gallery. He is currently exhibiting at the Contemporary Arts Center for Prospect New Orleans and will be a part of the 2022 Toronto Biennial.

Curated by Laura J. Allen, MAM Curator of Native American Art.

Image: Eric-Paul Riege, dah ‘iistl’o ́ [loomz], weaving dance, 2018. Dimensions variable, mixed media and fiber installation and durational performance. Sanitary Tortilla Factory, Albuquerque, NM. Photo by Rapheal Begay, courtesy of the artist.

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