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Comic Art Indigene Gallery Talk.
This talk was recorded May 11, 2008 in the exhibit gallery. This gallery talk by exhibit curator Tony Chavarria introduces specific ideas and pieces in the show. Comic Art Indigene: This is where comics and the indigenous meet. As an art form, comics are poorly understood, under analyzed, and under-utilized. Created to be disposable yet widely read, comics are often dismissed as primitive and juvenile. Nevertheless, a generation of Native artists has embraced comics as an expressive medium. It is only natural that this marginal art appeals to oftmarginalized indigenous people, for both have been regarded as a primitive and malignant presence on the American landscape.