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Coyotes Eating Hot Dogs, Other Themes Expected At Exhibit for Native Americans

01.07.10 Will Sherman

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Next week, Unreserved Alliance opens an exhibition focused on American Indian art at the Chelsea Art Museum. Twenty-four artists, both emerging and established, showcase a collection of pieces that include this stunning portrait of a coyote with a hot dog by Phoenix-based artist Steven Yazzie.

Popularly seen as kidnappers and killers, the coyote is also a mythological character in many American Indian cultures. Although the folklore varies, the coyote character is typically cast as a trickster with anthropomorphic qualities that might help explain why this one is drooling all over a mustard-laden piece of processed meat.

“IN/SIGHT 2010,” January 15 – February 13, UNRESERVED at the Chelsea Art Museum, 556 West 22nd Street

“Coyote with Hot Dog” by Steven Yazzie via Unreserved Alliance