|IN NORTH GALLERY ROOM
DAVID MICHAEL KENNEDY
For over eighteen years David Michael Kennedy enjoyed an illustrious and successful career in advertising, editorial and fashion still photography and film making in New York City. He had over 200 album covers to his credit and was the recipient of several prestigious awards from the New York Art Directors Club, The Advertising Club of New York and The American Institute of Graphic Art. Editorially he was published in such magazines as: Rolling Stone, Spin, Newsweek, Time, Elle and Omni. His advertising clients include: Hasselblad Cameras, Agfa Photographic products, NATO, CBS News and The American Red Cross.
Encampment, Porcupine,South Dakota 1992
In June of 1987 Kennedy moved to a small town in northern New Mexico (Cerrillos) in order to concentrate on his more personal work. In 1989 he spent considerable time at the Rosebud and Pine Ridge Lakota Sioux Reservation in South Dakota where he produced a photo essay on imprisoned Chippewa activist Leonard Peltier, for which he received national recognition.
The favored technique in Kennedy's work is the warm tonality of palladium prints. For this exhibition he will display over twenty-five dramatic images of the landscape and native people on the Dakota reservation lands.
David also teaches a workshop for The Santa Fe Workshops and The Hasselblad University.
IN SOUTH GALLERY ROOM:
Allen Cooper, an Albuquerque native, is a 54-year-old activist, beginning with the Southern Freedom Movement in the 60's, fighting the KKK, marching with Martin Luther King, Jr., and working with the SNCC (Student, Non-Violent Co-ordinating Committee) in Mississippi.
In 1970 he was expelled from the University of New Mexico because of his organizing efforts opposing the Vietnam War.
In 1973 Allen went to Wounded Knee for 59 days, joining the struggle for Treaty and land rights with the Lakota and other nations. In 1986 he joined the New Mexico Construction Brigade to Nicaragua as a photojournalist documentarian.
Allen has always carried a camera with him and his photo journalism work is syndicated by AP and UPI. He has also entered various juried shows in New Mexico.
PAULETTE D'AUTEUIL (Robideau)
Paulette D'Auteuil (Robideau) has been involved in politics since the mid-60's. She is currently the story editor of the 'Spirit of Crazy Horse' newspaper, and has used her photography to propagate the various humanitarian struggles she has been a part of. Her philosophy of photography is that photography is not just art, but an art form that can be used to expose and/or reinforce the political, cultural and social reality of the people's struggle. Paulette's work has been published in various books, periodicals and newspapers over the last 20 years and she has been included in exhibitions at Portland State University and the 'Darkroom', Chicago.
David Mark, born in Chicago, June 1949, he was raised by an immigrant 1st generation family in the prosperity of the 1950's; schooled in the changes of the l960's; steeled in the realities of the 1970's; and travelled throughout the 50 states in the 1980's. He began his education in music through the first two years of college, eventually gravitating to the Art Dept. of W.R. Harper College in Illinois, followed by training in photography and cinema at Columbia College, the Circle Campus of the University of Illinois, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the School of Modern Art.
From 1978 to 1980 Mark worked in Denver providing photo service for musical entertainers. Moving to Alaska in 1980, he photographed the fishing industry and the unique land and seascape.
More recently he has followed the efforts of the people working with the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee and American Indian Movement, producing two video documentaries for the news departments of CBS, NBC and Fox television networks. He continues to work in the recording of Native Rights issues in the United States and Canada.
Robert E. Robideau
Robert E. Robideau, of the White Earth, Minnesota, and Turtle Mountain, North Dakota Anishinabe Bands, is a lifelong activist who is currently volunteering as National Coordinator of the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee. He has a BS degree from Portland State University and attended the Institute of American Indian Art School, Santa Fe. Mostly a self-taught artist, Robideau works in both traditional and contemporary art forms, including printmaking, metal smithing, Native crafts, and oil painting. He has exhibited since the 1970's, and his recent work is included in an exhibit "Radicals and Renegades"/American Indian Protest Art, at the American Indian Museum, Santa Fe, and a juried show at Lawrence Art Museum, Kansas.
Robideau has participated in hundreds of panel discussions, speaking engagements, talk shows and television programs regarding the past and present use of the justice system for suppression of cultural and political dissent of Native Americans, and about the desecration of Native burial sites and the return of artifacts and remains, as well as treaty rights and land issues.
He has been a consultant for a number of books regarding Native issues, the most noted being 'In the Spirit of Crazy Horse' by Peter Matthiessen. He is one of the main speakers in 'Incident at Oglala,' a documentary produced by Robert Redford about the case of Leonard Peltier. He is currently serving as a major consultant for a feature film being produced by Justin Ackerman and co-produced by Oliver Stone that will be based on Peter Matthiesenns' book, 'In the Spirit of Crazy Horse.'
Nantinki Rose, graduated from New Hampshire Vo-Tech College (1973) with a degree in Nursing; Hawthorne College, (1977)with a B.B.A. and a B.A. in Experimental Psychology; Dartmouth College, (1979) in Experimental Psychology and University of Western New Mexico (1983) in Psychology, expertise in Chemical Dependency and Fetal Alcohol Syndrome, with minor and associate degrees in literature and art.
Ms. Rose has worked, and endeavored as a warrior, for Mother Earth, Native American Rights, and, most especially, the release of Indian Rights activist Leonard Peltier. All the while, she also connects with her art. Her watercolor paintings sell well, and she has several short stories published in several regional periodicals. Her camera accompanies her everywhere she travels, and has a flair for the disquiet.