The city’s first denizens, the Dutch, are “has beens,” unwillingly departed from the city they called New Amsterdam, and now skirmishing with their Iroquois allies in the Hudson Valley nearby to the north.
Jimmy Kuehnle’s inflatables are exciting art form and witty commentary on our interests and enthusiasms.
The landscapes of three artists, Jasper Cropsey, Asher Durand, and James Renwick Brevoort, paintings on view at the Museum, inspired Frohawk’s scenic work for this exhibition, which also include almost a dozen new pieces among them .
Also new to Frohawk’s story and the Hudson Valley is a Trojan Horse.
The wooden horse soars 22 feet high in the center of the exhibition and is illuminated from within.
For Frohawk followers, favorite characters reappear, too, among them Bonnie Prince Johnnie and his flamboyant general Orlande, Duc du Rouen, who “admidst his shit-colored crew was a gilded peacock with sapphires for eyes.” Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers), an Illinois native who now lives and works in Los Angeles, California, first studied photography, film, and writing at Southern Illinois University at Carbondale.