Fritz Scholder: Color Story - February 18th, 2021

For this week's exhibition, we draw inspiration from one of our favorite artists, Fritz Scholder, and his 1971 lithograph “Indian at the Circus.” Scholder was a multi-disciplinary artist, poet, educator, world traveler and collector whose influence on 20th century Native American art cannot be overstated, and whose creativity stemmed from his shrewd observations of the world around him.

Like Scholder himself, who saw color as a guiding force in his work, we found inspiration for this collection in the vibrant greens and pinks of “Indian at the Circus”, in objects which revel in their use of color, and in the juxtaposition of light and dark which characterized so much of Scholder's work.