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American Progress

Photo Credit: Rich Sanders, Des Moines

American Progress

Artist: Gina Adams (American Ojibwa/Irish, Lithuanian Descent, born 1965)
Date: 2019
Medium: Silkscreen on paper
Dimensions:
Sheet (/image): 9 × 12 in. (22.9 × 30.5 cm.)
Credit Line: Des Moines Art Center Permanent Collections; Gift of the Des Moines Art Center Print Club, 2019.33
Accession number: 2019.33
Classification: print
In Collection(s)
Label TextGina Adams' print, American Progress, includes layered images that all reference Manifest Destiny, asnd the loss of land and natural resources caused by colonization and industrialization. An artist of both Objibwe and European descent, Adams' multi-media practice includes extensive research into the history of America's land, acknowledging the loss of indigenous lands and striving for more honest dialogue in the future. American Progress is a gift from the Des Moines Art Center Print Club, and is the first work by the artist to enter the collections. Source: Bulletin (News) Jan Feb Mar 2020
SignedGina Adams 2019 (l,r graphite)
MarksAssimilation Artist (l,c embossing)
Inscription1/60 (l,l graphite)
Paper/SupportArches 88 paper
Edition1/60
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