Over and Out Past the Lines: The Arts of Michael Horse and Kim Shuck
Beadwork, ledger art, and poetry are all social art forms, and all of them catalogue and describe the eras in which they are created. Michael and Kim intend to bring their voices and their communities into the Kimball Gallery and into an intense dialogue with one other and with the guests, structures, and collected works of the de Young Museum. Both artists actively seek reverence and irreverence in their process. During the month they will be joined at various times by friends and other local community artists to create exciting, educational, and illuminating conversations as well as some interesting objects.
Michael Horse is of Zuni, Mescalero Apache, and Yaqui heritage. He is a renowned jeweler and an expert on the reservation pictorial form known as ledger art. Ledger art was created mostly from the late 1800s to the early 1900s and depicted Native American history and life on hide and any piece of found paper.
Kim Shuck is of Polish and Tsalagi descent. She is active in a number of art forms but for purposes of this residency will be making poems and demonstrating beadwork. She has received several poetry awards and has a master’s degree in Fine Arts from San Francisco State University.