By Annabel Keenan
SEPT 2023 | ArtSeen
In Flags of Our Mothers, Raven Halfmoon honors her Caddo heritage and ancestors while pushing back against Indigenous silencing. With monumental hand-built stoneware sculptures filling the galleries of The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, she claims space for Indigenous peoples, herself included. The sheer size and weight of the figural sculptures command attention. As she works, Halfmoon considers the lived experiences of her ancestorstheir traditions and the impact of colonizationand seeks to empower her community and uplift their stories. At the same time, she reflects more broadly on the rich heritage of Indigenous peoples, as well as their own tragedies as colonizers forced them off their land. The evidence of her emotions is preserved in the glaze, divots, indentations, and figures that adorn the surfaces of her work.
By Elizabeth Buhe
MARCH 2023 | ArtSeen
Nearly fifty worksmetal sculptures, unique pieces of jewelry, and works on paperat Michael Rosenfeld Gallery amount to a mini retrospective of American sculptor Harold Cousinss work. Collectively they show the sweep of a career open to brave experimentation and Cousinss searching eye for the power of simple forms found in surrounding culture.