Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers)
American, born 1976
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Emerging
Represented by up-and-coming galleries.
Selected exhibitions
2017
The Messier Objects. (You Get the Gods You Deserve). Part 3 of The Americas 1795.,
Johannes Vogt Gallery
2016
Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers) : That Ain't Gold , That's A Soul,
New Image Art
2012
All Gold Everything. An Elegy.,
Taylor de Cordoba

In intricate paintings, Frohawk Two Feathers re-imagines 18th-century colonial history, conjuring a fictional cast of subjects that includes a rebel fighting force of freed slaves, militiamen, dukes, lords, and tribesmen. Two Feathers paints ink and acrylic scenes onto coffee- and tea-stained paper, detailing colonial uprisings against the imaginary superpowers Frengland and Fenoscandia. His images contain a mashup of references, combining elements of 18th- and 19th-century colonial portraiture and folk art with visual signifiers of contemporary urban culture, including jewelry and body art associated with present-day gangsters and hipsters. Two Feathers wryly points to the instability of public histories and confronts issues of race, power, and greed.

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