Art Pick of the Week
Madison Avenue has been appropriating Native American images for years to sell the products it hawks. Judith Lowry, a Northern California painter of Native American descent, obviously doesn’t think that’s such a great idea. Her current exhibit at the Crocker Art Museum, Echoes of a Silent Song: Paintings of Judith Lowry, which runs through October 21, takes oral history and legend and translates them into a visual context. And not only that; Lowry’s images combine vivid color, resonant images and a wicked sense of humor to perhaps recover a little of what has been stolen, not just from her ancestors, but from all of us. The Crocker is located at 216 O St., it’s open Tuesday through Sunday from 10 a.m-5 p.m. (Thursdays until 9 p.m.), and admission is $6 for adults, $4 for seniors, $3 for students with I.D.; kids age 6 and under and CAMA members get in free.