Beginning on First Friday, the Heard Museum is hosting a The Mural Project: Cheyenne Randall, a Cheyenne River Sioux artist. From February 2 to 8, the installations will be located within spaces of the museum that guests wouldn’t normally see during their regular visit.
Randall will create wheatpaste murals at the Heard over the span of the project. The artist is well-known for his use of digital photography, Photoshop, and other types of art. Randall’s work touches on different topics, including identity and celebrity.
Within his popular series Shopped Tattoos, well-known figures are pictured with tattoos. Some of the recognizable tattooed faces include James Dean, John and Jackie Kennedy, and Elvis Presley.
His artwork represents figures as they are, in a completely neutral artistic space. The series seeks to play with their individual identities and question the importance of identity to such iconic people.
Randall’s work through this project will seek to form connections to the indigenous people and the Heard Museum as well. Well known figures do not only include pop culture icons, but North American indigenous leaders.
On the opening night of the project, a DJ will be playing alongside the mural installation. Inside the museum, there will be guided art activities led by Heard Education staff members.
His pieces will be in different areas of the valley, including Flagstaff and in Grey Mountain, a part of the Navajo Nation.
If you go
When: February 2- February 8
Where: Heard Museum, 2301 N Central Ave, Phoenix, AZ 85004
Live Installation Hours:
Friday, Feb. 2 from 6 to 10 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 4 from 12 to 5 p.m.
Monday – Thursday, Feb. 5 – 8 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.