MoCNA hosts a traveling exhibition of the paintings and related works of Spokane artist Ric Gendron (pronounced zhan-drea), a dual-enrolled member of the Arrow Lakes Band of Confederated Tribes of the Colville and the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla. Gendron is a little-known established artist, and the exhibition and monograph
Rattlebone feature more that 30 years of his vibrantly expressionistic and lyrical paintings and prints. His paintings and mixed-media works illustrate the rich and diverse visual vocabulary of traditional Upper Columbia Plateau Indian culture and iconography made wholly contemporary.
The exhibition is curated by independent curator and writer Ben Mitchell, editor of Basalt, published by Eastern Oregon University and is sponsored by the Affiliated Tribes of Northwest Indians.