Kent Monkman at the Harwood Museum of Art

Kent Monkman, The Symposium (2015), generative custom software animation; courtesy of the Carl & Marilynn Thoma Art Foundation, photo by Kent Monkman

Cree artist Kent Monkman conflates figures from myth, history, and religion in an ongoing exploration of contemporary topics, including gender identity, transgenderism, and social and political issues relevant to Indigenous communities. His “video paintings” feature animated figures and allude to art history and historic events.

Monkman is one of six artists — along with John Gerrard, Bruce Nauman, Jennifer Steinkamp, Leo Villareal, and Marina Zurkow — included in Remote Possibilities: Digital Landscapes from the Thoma Foundation Collection. The exhibition explores contemporary artists’ use of digital technology in the creation of sensory works that reflect humankind’s interactions with the environment in direct and conceptual ways.

The show is on view through Feb. 27 by admission ($10 with discounts available). Face masks are required, and social distancing is encouraged.

Harwood Museum of Art, 238 Ledoux St., Taos, 575-758-9826, harwoodmuseum.org 

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