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Airs Saturday, January 9 at 4:00 pm on Ch. 5.1

T.C. Cannon

Native American T.C. Cannon’s defining work, “Collector #5,” captures the heart of a revolutionary time.

“He was really good at capturing the human condition. And he also wanted to talk about his world. It was very important to him to get ideas across from the Native American world, because he was real proud of that…and he had things to say about it.”

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Escaping the Russian Revolution in 1917 and protecting her family in Nazi Germany, Maria Lowenstein remained dedicated to her work.
“She was very taken with cubism. She liked to introduce a cubist look (to) what she was most interested in.”

Artist Charlotte Kruk uses product wrappers to create couture clothing that reflects our material culture.
“It’s a way for us as consumers to look at how we consume. So the ‘politics of having’ is about needing and wanting and having, and at what point we make choices as consumers.”

Dorothy Tanner creates a multisensory experience to defy the tyranny of the logical mind.
“I’m not interested, in one sense, in what I know. I’m interested in what I don’t know, and what can be discovered in the process of creating something with light.”

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