Joe Feddersen artwork dedicated at SFCC
Posted: 6/8/2015 3:40:23 PM

A new art installation at Spokane Falls Community College (SFCC) will be dedicated June 16. “Plateau Fish Trap” by artist Joe Feddersen, celebrates the ingenuity of the Plateau Native Peoples. “The architecture and pure beauty of form embedded in the everyday initially drew me to these objects,” said Feddersen. The piece is made with fused glass, copper wire and aluminum rod.

The dedication will be at 11:20 a.m. in Falls Gateway (Bldg. 30) on campus at 3410 W. Fort George Wright Drive. The artwork was purchased in collaboration with the Washington State Arts Commission and is part of Washington’s Art in Public Places program, which facilitates the acquisition of artwork in state-funded building projects.

Feddersen’s extensive artistic career has generated a visual vocabulary that has indigenized the urban landscape. Born in 1953 in Omak, Washington, near the Colville Indian Reservation, Feddersen is an Okanagan member of the Colville Confederated Tribes. He received his BFA at the University of Washington under the tutelage of renowned printmaker Glen Alps and, in 1989, his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is currently represented by Froelick Gallery in Portland Oregon.

A writer, lecturer and teacher, Feddersen taught printmaking for twenty years at Evergreen State College until his retirement in 2009. That same year, the Tacoma Art Museum opened Joe Feddersen: Vital Signs, a major retrospective exhibition of sixty-two of his works created since 1996. His artwork has been exhibited nationally and internationally in over a dozen solo exhibitions and thirty-two group exhibitions.

Posted: 6/8/2015 3:40:23 PM by Global Administrator
Tags: Art, PressRelease, SFCC
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