Dolores Purdy: Wind Warriors 2017, contemporary ledger drawing
Morning Star Gallery, 513 Canyon Road, 505-982-8187 New ledger art by Dolores Purdy, an artist of Caddo and Winnebago heritage, goes on exhibit at Morning Star starting Friday, Aug. 4 (there is no reception). Ledger art developed from hide painting and flourished in the second half of the 19th century and early 20th century. It influenced Native painting styles in the decades since then and was revived in the 1960s. Purdy, a recognized expert in ledger art, creates works that stand out for their vibrant colors and her use of female figures and contemporary subject matter.Purdyhasabooth at the upcoming Indian Market (booth 271 PAL).