Above the Fruited Plains

Exhibit by Dwayne Wilcox

The Emerson’s Jessie Wilber Gallery features ledger drawings by prominent Native American artist, Dwayne Wilcox. Rather than relying on traditional imagery and romantic visions typically depicted in ledger drawings of the past, Dwayne takes his ledger drawing into the 21st century by employing humor and satire to show us images of his personal life and the lives of Native Americans today.

Jessie Wilber Gallery
February 12 – April 29, 2016

Artist Bio

Dwayne Wilcox is an Oglala Lakota born and raised on the Pine Ridge Reservation in South Dakota. Dwayne is a self-taught artist who was a part of the Ledger Art revival of the 60’s & 70’s. Ledger Art is a term for Plains Indian narratives drawn or painted on old accounting books or ledger papers originating in the 1860–1880s.