RYAN! Feddersen: Coyote Now

February 10 – October 13, 2024

RYAN! Feddersen creates installations and public artworks that invite people to consider their relationships to the environment, technology, society, and culture through participation. The Coyote Now exhibition includes two large-scale, interactive artworks—a site-specific, 55-foot mural that visitors will be invited to color on, and a kinetic sculpture—as well as blown glass artworks. Feddersen’s mural illustrates an original story of Coyote. Hand-molded crayons, in the form of Coyote bones, will be provided for the interactive coloring element of the artwork. This immersive artwork is an invitation to think about the trickster, Coyote, as an active player in contemporary events. Throughout the duration of the exhibition, the artwork’s narrative will transform as people add their own colors.

Feddersen is an enrolled member of the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, from the Okanogan and Arrow Lakes bands, and is of mixed European descent. Utilizing metaphor, historical research, traditional Plateau storytelling, and pop-culture influences, paired with printmaking, sculpture, performance, and digital tools, she creates visual allegories that provide the public with opportunities for exploration, introspection, and epiphany.

Organized by the Boise Art Museum

Sponsored by the Steiner Family Foundation

With additional support provided by a grant from the Idaho Humanities Council, the state-based affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition do not necessarily represent those of the Idaho Humanities Council or the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Idaho Humanities Council logo in green and blue font

Add your color to the artist’s large-scale mural using crayons cast from Coyote bones.

Crayons will be available to Museum visitors during the following times:

Fridays & Saturdays
1:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Image: Crayon cast Coyote bones. Image courtesy of Jose Angel, Museum of Northwest Art and Culture

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