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Figure Study for Not in Kansas ...
  • Chris Pappan
    born 1971
    born: Colorado Springs, Colorado, United States
  • Figure Study for Not in Kansas ...
  • pencil and inkjet on antique ledger paper
  • Frame Dimensions: 23 x 18 in
  • Not on display
  • EL2011.017
  • Loan: Not in the Spencer's collection
Label Text

Exhibition Label:
"Passages: Persistent Visions of a Native Place," Sep-2011, Nancy Mahaney
The two works presented here present a highly skilled depiction of Little Bear. The drawing, on antique ledger paper, serves as a figure study for the final work. In the painting of Little Bear, Pappan utilizes the image of the railroad poster advertising native lands creating a juxtaposition of person and place as defined within the context of relocation.