Native American

Above Beings & Us

Artist: Terran Last Gun
Culture/People: Piikani, Blackfeet
Place: Montana
Media: Serigraph on paper bag, edition 3 of 10
Dims: 23.5 x 15.75 x 6 in. (59.6 x 40 x 15.2 cm)
Date: 2018
RTC No: NA1802
Gift of the artist, 2019


This serigraphed bag, titled Above Beings & Us, by Terran Last Gun (Piikani) was donated by the artist to the Coe collection after being included in the 2018 exhibition IMPRINT. As a part of Last Gun’s ongoing series of serigraphed paper shopping bags Above Beings & Us highlights the tension between art and consumption. It is just as easy to imagine these bags both being mounted under glass or used to carry books, clothing, or groceries. They present a powerful conundrum for us to consider; if a throw-away material or commercial process is used in the making of “fine” art what exactly is the end result?

Terran’s work will catch you up in the space of in-betweenness, a space that radiates with the energy of his technique, stories, colors, and shapes.

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