T.C. Cannon : at the edge of America / edited by Karen Kramer ; with contributions by heather ahtone, Sherwin Bitsui, Caitlin Cooper, Frank Buffalo Hyde, Trevor Fairbrother, Santee Frazier, Joy Harjo, Joan Naviyuk Kane, Karen Kramer, Deana McCloud, America Meredith, Crystal Migwans, David Rettig, Shoshana Resnikoff, Melanie Benson Taylor, William Wallo, and Alfred Young Man
"T.C. Cannon: At the Edge of America accompanies the exhibition organized by the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, on view from March 3 to June 10, 2018. The exhibition will also be presented at the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian, New York, and the Gilcrease Museum, Tulsa, Oklahoma."
NMAI copy purchased with funds from the S. Dillon Ripley Endowment.
T. C. Cannon is one of the most influential and inventive Native American artists of the twentieth century. At work during the socially and politically turbulent 1960s and 1970s, Cannon created a signature visual vocabulary influenced by his Kiowa and Caddo heritage, and artists such as Vincent van Gogh, Henri Matisse, and Robert Rauschenberg. In this vividly illustrated book, Cannon's paintings, prints, and drawings are illuminated alongside his poems and song lyrics. Meticulously researched, T. C. Cannon: At the Edge of America provides an intimate glimpse into the artist's life and work through art historical and interdisciplinary essays from scholars, painters, and those who knew him, and includes newly published personal ephemera, photographs, and both handwritten and typewritten manuscript pages. A special selection of original poetry from Native poets Joy Harjo, Sherwin Bitsui, Joan Naviyuk Kane, and Santee Frazier celebrate the artist's legacy and his ongoing inspiration.