August 19 – December 31, 2011: "Counting Coup" - at the Museum of Contemporary Native Arts, 108 Cathedral Place, Santa Fe, NM 87501. Counting Coup is a form of prestige, pride and power. “Counting coup” is an expression originating from Plains Indian tactics of intimidation, and an act of bravery that accounts for survival originating from personal victories in non-violent battle exploits. The evidence of confrontation, interaction, and risk encountered through incessant forms of colonization are recorded as experiences and achievements etched in memory, heart and spirit. Counting Coup will include works by artists from the United States, Canada and Australia and range in media; sculpture, paintings, ceramics, textiles, photography, installation, film and video, and poetry.
Artists include Courtney Leonard, Shelley Niro, Teri Greeves, Duane Slick, Alfred Young Man, Marty Gradolf, Carl Beam, Marie Watt, Maria Hupfield, Alex Jacobs, Vern Ah Kee, Tom Jones, Jesus Barraza, Ryan Red Corn, Jim Denomie, Greg Staats, Jason Garcia and Nigit’stil Norbert w/ Paul Wilcken.