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1000 Mile Journey | Fran J Nagy

September 2nd-September 29th 2021 | Telluride, CO



Slate Gray Gallery presents 1000 Mile Journey by Fran J Nagy. The exhibition examines the complex relationship between Native Americans, U.S. history, and contemporary culture. Using inspiration from cultural assimilation and her dwindling Native American DNA, Nagy’s work delivers a powerful message while speaking for “the ones who are remembered – by how they were forgotten.” Nagy is the last descendant in her family who carries any physical trace of her Native American ancestry. This is conveyed in her intuitive approach to painting. Every elongated figure in her paintings are facing away from the viewer, resin dripping off the canvas, both as a statement on lost identity but also one of looking forward into the unknown future.

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