In traditional Aboriginal culture, business or law – the rules by which people live – are strictly segregated by gender, with centuries of tradition dictating relationships within families, with members of the community, even with the land itself. A new exhibit at Booker-Lowe Gallery, Whose Business Is It?, will feature paintings by Warlpiri men and women. Check it out next Wednesday, May 8th at Booker-Lowe Gallery in Houston.
In the early 1970s, it was a group of senior men at Papunya, an Aboriginal settlement, who launched the contemporary Aboriginal art movement. It was also a group of senior Warlpiri men who first painted at Yuendumu. However, in the decades since, female artists have often taken the spotlight, not only in painting, but also in traditionally-male artforms such as carving. Today, indigenous women and men from throughout Australia continue the internationally-acclaimed painting tradition.
Whose Business Is It? features new artworks by both women and men. Warlpiri men are known for creating complex patterns that represent Dreamings, or creation stories of their ancestral country. Whose Business Is It? will introduce works by Glen Jampijinpa Martin, Jeffrey Jangala Gallagher, and Kenneth Jungarrayi Martin, for the first time in the United States.
Warlpiri women artists also use bold patterns, rendering their Dreamings in vibrant colors that recall the brilliant blue skies, richly-hued rock formations, and desert in bloom. Among our new female artists are Gloria Napangardi Gill, Kirsty Anne Napanangka Martin, Kershini Napaljarri Collins, Valda Napangardi Granites, and Priscilla Napurrurla Herbert.
Don’t miss this opportunity to view authentically Aborginal artwork at the Booker-Lowe Gallery on Wednesday, May 8th! Admission is free. For more information, visit www.bookerlowegallery.com.
At The Augusta Apartments in Houston, Texas, we love mixing up on-site events with those happening in our greater area. Be sure to pencil this one into your busy schedule!
Wednesday, May 8, 2019—11:00 AM
Event Venue Location:
4623 Feagan Street
Houston, Texas 77007