Honored to have been asked to be part of Native Perspectives at the @metmuseum in #newyorkIn conjunction with Art of Native America: The Charles and Valerie Diker Collection, contemporary Native artists and historians have been invited to respond to eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Euro-American works in the American Wing's collection. Offering a multiplicity of voices and perspectives, the contributors present alternative narratives and broaden our understanding of American art and history.For my perspective, I was asked to create a caption for William Merritt Chase (American, 1849–1916). At the Seaside, ca. 1892. Oil on canvas, 20 x 34 in. (50.8 x 86.4 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Bequest of Miss Adelaide Milton de Groot (1876–1967), 1967 (67.187.123). On view in gallery 769.My caption in the Met :This work depicts a leisurely beach scene painted one year after Chase opened a school of art near the Shinnecock Indian Reservation on Long Island's East End. This land is situated on the Shinnecock people's ancestral territory—of which more than 4,422 acres was stolen through an illegal transaction in 1859. The school and Chase's stay on Long Island was devised by Mrs. Janet S. Hoyt, a wealthy patron of the arts and an artist who lived in the Shinnecock Hills. Hoyt proposed a summer employment opportunity for Chase with the end goal of developing a real-estate venture and transforming the area into a summer-resort destination. Despite the increased eagerness to settle in the Shinnecock Hills, the Shinnecock Indian Nation has remained vigilant in asserting their rightful title to their ancestral land. —Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock)
Incase you missed it: Photoville NYC Pics from two days ago. I am humbled to be part of Photoville with @ntvsphotograph, curated by @josue_foto and @dzalcman Featuring: Brian Adams (Inupiaq), Russel Daniels (Diné & Ho-Chunk), Jeremy Dennis (Shinnecock), Citlali Fabián (Yalalteca, Zapoteca), Kapulei Flores (Hawaiian), Kalen Goodluck (Three Affiliated Tribes & Navajo & Tsimshian), Tailyr Irvine (Confederated Salish & Kootenai), Pat Kane (Timiskaming First Nation), Yael Martínez (Nahua/Mēxihcah), Jenny Irene Miller (Inupiaq), Pamela J. Peters (Diné/Navajo), Ryan RedCorn (Osage), Josué Rivas (Mēxihcah & Otomi), Cara Romero (Chemehuevi), Camille Seaman (Shinnecock), Kali Spitzer (Kaska Dena & Jewish), Joe Whittle (Caddo & Delaware), Kiliii Yuyan (Nanai/Hezhen)Our space, How We See Ourselves, provides the following description; "Photographic depictions of Turtle Island (known to many as North America) have historically been controlled by non-native image-makers. From Edward Curtis to Jimmy Nelson, most of the past century’s documentation has routinely misrepresented, or exotically depicted the Indigenous people we see. How We See Ourselves is a group exhibition with some of the thirty members of Natives Photograph, showing a deeper and more nuanced depiction of Indigenous life. This is an inside look at the communities, families, homes, and landscapes of this continent, created by artists using their cameras to reclaim their narrative." -The show will be up at Brooklyn Bridge Plaza, from September 12-22, 2019 with workshops each day. PHOTOVILLE is New York City’s FREE premier photo destination.Produced by United Photo Industries, the annual free outdoor photo festival is a modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers.By creating a physical platform for photographers of all stripes to come together and interact, Photoville provides a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse audience — a veritable cross-section of the world’s photographic community.
All set! Jeremy Dennis Announces: Indigenous Histories: Ubiquitous Inquiries Digital Photographs from On This Site, Indigenous Landscape Photography and Oral Story Photography Rogers Memorial Library, 91 Coopers Farm Rd, Southampton, NY 11968 (631)283-0774 Free Public Reception: November 3rd, 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm, light refreshments and snacks will be servedSouthampton, NY – The Madelle Hegeler Semerjian Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of old and new works featuring Shinnecock artist and photographer Jeremy Dennis. The “Indigenous Histories: Ubiquitous Inquiries” show will run from November 1st, 2018 – November 30th, 2018 with an opening reception First Saturday, November 3rd from 3-4 p.m. The exhibition will feature a selection from Dennis’ work On This Site, a collection of site-specific indigenous histories represented by landscape photography and Stories, oral stories and legends represented using portrait digital photography.Many of the works are inspired by local history, exploring overlooked local history and cultural narratives surrounding indigenous people on Long Island. The exhibition takes place for the entirety of National Native American Heritage Month, which aims to provide a platform for Native people in the United States of America to share their culture, traditions, music, crafts, dance, and ways and concepts of life. This gives Native people the opportunity to express to their community, both city, county and state officials their concerns and solutions for building bridges of understanding and friendship in their local area. “Indigenous Histories: Ubiquitous Inquiries” will run through November 30th, 2018. The artist will be present at the opening reception Saturday, November 3rd from 3:00 – 4:00 p.m. to discuss and sells work and books.Gallery hours are Monday – Thursday 10:00– 9:00, Friday 10:00—7:00, Saturday 10:00—5:00, Sunday 1:00—5:00 For additional information or for appointment with artist, please contact Jeremy Dennis, 631.566.0486 ###
#Repost @aponiwind• • • • •Wake up it’s time to get up. Grab your feathers , drums, rattles, pipes…we must protect this land remember why you are here. Prayers are needed at this time. THIS IS NEW THREAT. THEIR COMING TO DIG UP LAND BY TUESDAY. THIS HAS TO BE IN THE PRESS AND MEDIA. MAKE THIS GO VIRAL.Our #ancestors Human skeletal remains unearthed at a #ShinnecockHills construction site last month. police investigators were not following proper state and federal protocols for #NativeAmerican sensitive sites and repeatedly denied our #tribes request to order the private work crew at the site to stop digging. A lawyer from our tribe will be filing an injunction against the Southampton Town and Suffolk County police departments to keep them from disturbing the site that was excavated. on Hawthorne Road in #Shinnecock Hills. Our tribe encouraged the town to use its #Community Preservation Fund to preserve the lot and respect the burial. As of #August 17th, the town of Southampton has expressed support in using its Community #Preservation Funds to purchase the lot after assessment of the lot’s value. Please spread the word and get attention around this issue. We are asking to please join our #NAGPRA committee on the Shinnecock Nation. At the site of a recent unearthing of an ancient burial inn the Shinnecock Hills. The site is located at 10 Hawthorne Road Southampton NYcIn the Shinnecock hills off the #Montauk Highway. We are asking to gather at 6pm Sunday Sept 2nd for prayers on this sacred site. We have until Tuesday morning before the construction may possibly move forward and further desecration of this gravesite will happen!! #reclaimyourpower #unity .
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