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The Gerald Peters Gallery is pleased to present, Lewis and Clark, Corps of Discovery, 1804-1806, The Native Peoples Lewis and Clark Encountered on their Epic Journey, an exhibition of 56 bronzes by Richard V. Greeves.
Greeves is not only an artist, but also a historian, a visionary and an explorer. He has travelled the route, studied the journals, and researched the landscape and tribes Lewis and Clark documented. His art is informed by a deep understanding of America’s past and its present. Greeves has lived for over 60 years in Fort Washakie on Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation and brings an intimate appreciation and awareness of the native cultures he strives to portray.
Using imagination, knowledge and skill, Greeves captures the natural dignity and spirit of these individuals as well as their grace and beauty. He has created a body of work that is both detailed and accurate, sympathetic and compelling. These sculptures bring a new visual perspective to the greatest expedition undertaken in the history of this country, as well as fresh awareness to the indigenous peoples directly impacted by such a pivotal period in our nation’s history.
An exhibition catalog with an essay by B. Byron Price, Director of the Charles M. Russell Center for the Study of Art of the American West at the University of Oklahoma, as well as excerpts from the Lewis and Clark journals, will be available to purchase.