May 21 - June 4, 2020
THIS EXHIBITION RAISED $1800 FOR THE AUNTIE PROJECT
Watch the Zoom Opening Reception
LaiSun Keane, LLC is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of Native American Artist and Sculptor Raven Halfmoon (Caddo Nation), titled Rumination In Isolation from May 21 to June 4, 2020. This exhibition explores the pertinent topic of isolation in times of COVID-19 focusing on the artist’s response to this strange and challenging period in our history.
Halfmoon is currently an artist in residence at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts located in Montana. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Halfmoon has been living in isolation with limited social contact like the rest of the world. This altered state triggered work that reflects Halfmoon’s state of mind as a young woman who occasionally indulges on long baths, beer and Netflix TV shows. They are full of humor, observations and commentary. Her work celebrates our resiliency through art, the visual language that documents and survives through the best and the worst of times.
This exhibition features eight new works of painted ceramic tiles, three ceramic renditions of popular drink cans and three of her definitive and highly recognizable Caddo woman clay busts. These pieces were selected to represent a unique insight into the way the artist felt as the COVID-19 pandemic grew and impacted her, her community and the entire society.
To acknowledge both the reality that Halfmoon will not be able to travel to Lexington and to represent how we can now use technology to break isolation in many parts of our lives, a virtual Opening Reception will be held via Zoom on Thursday May 21, 2020 from 5 – 6pm to celebrate this exhibition. Halfmoon will join from her studio in Montana and will give a short talk about her work. Guests must RSVP to obtain a link by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. An Artist in Conversation video and website viewing room will be launched after May 21 to the public.
Raven Halfmoon (Caddo Nation) was born in Norman, Oklahoma. She received her BA in painting/ceramics and anthropology from The University of Arkansas. She was selected as a 2019 Burke Prize Finalist, Museum of Arts and Design NY, awarded American Craft Councils Emerging Artist Voices Award and Ceramic Monthly Emerging Artist Award. She has completed residencies at Center for Contemporary Ceramics in CA, Haystack Mountain School of Craft and Red Lodge Clay Center
As an important gesture of solidarity, the artist and this gallery pledge to donate 10% of total sales to THE AUNTIE PROJECT’S Navajo Nation Covid-10 Family Relief. For many American Indian people, the isolation created by the pandemic was especially impactful as they continue to live both traditional and modern lives. We encourage readers to visit the response fund’s website at https://www.theauntieproject.com to learn more about how COVID-19 is impacting Native Americans.
Raven Halfmoon (Caddo Nation) was born in Norman, Oklahoma. She received her BA in painting/ceramics and anthropology from The University of Arkansas. She was selected as a 2019 Burke Prize Finalist, Museum of Arts and Design NY, awarded American Craft Councils Emerging Artist Voices Award and Ceramic Monthly Emerging Artist Award. She has completed residencies at Center for Contemporary Ceramics in CA, Haystack Mountain School of Craft and Red Lodge Clay Center.
Watch In Augmented Reality
Raven Halfmoon created unique works for the show that talk to our everyday in a way that everybody will understand. Three of these works talk to our human need for sustenance and the impact of consumerism in our locked down society with Raven's view of a Dr Pepper can, a Bud Light, and Gatorade.
You can view thees original pieces by clicking on the images below.
And at the Gallery, we wanted everybody to be able to share with Raven's feelings by creating Augmented Reality models of these pieces that you can place in your own home.
Available exclusively for AR on the Apple iPhone and iPad - you can learn more about Apple AR by clicking here to visit Apple's website.
To view in AR you can click on these images on your iPhone or iPad and place them anywhere in your home.
We believe that Augmented Reality is going to change how we experience art - and we hope you enjoy these three pieces as the journey to that future begins.
How to use AR on your iPhone or iPad
Step 1 - tap on the images below to select the object you want to place.
Step 2 - a new window will open on your device - with the camera view open.
Step 3 - within a few seconds the AR image will appear and you can use your finger to move the image around.
Learn learn about how to use AR by clicking here to watch a Youtube video.