Britt Thomas | Indian Spirit

2127 Strand
  • Presented By: Galveston Arts Center
  • Dates: January 18, 2020 - April 12, 2020
  • Recurrence: Recurring weekly on Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
  • Location: Galveston Arts Center
  • Address: 2127 Strand
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 5:00 PM
  • Area of Town: Galveston
  • overview

    Britt Thomas’ exhibition, Indian Spirit, documents the Port Neches-Groves Indians high school football traditions and the community who keeps those traditions alive. The photographs take an observational approach to PN-G’s unique fusion of Texas football customs and Native American cultural appropriation that has existed in this community since 1925. The title, Indian Spirit, emerges from the name of PN-G's mascot and reflects the community's intense commitment to their motto of "Honor, Pride, Tradition.” Britt Thomas is a multidisciplinary lens-based artist residing in Houston, TX. She engages in a concept-driven studio practice that frequently utilizes photography and video due to their uncanny ability to simultaneously reflect and manipulate reality. At the center of her art exploration is the shared experience, seeking simple yet complex ways to analyze her relationship to others and to culture at large. Born and raised in Southeast Texas, Thomas earned her B.F.A. in Studio Art with minors in dance and art history from Lamar University and a M.F.A. in Photography and Digital Media from the University of Houston. She is a 2018 recipient of Houston Arts Alliance’s SACI artist grant and has art permanently on view at the George R. Brown Convention Center through Houston’s public art collection. Her art has been exhibited in group shows nationally and internationally, recently at Aggregate Space Gallery in Oakland, CA Amos Eno Gallery in Brooklyn, NY, and the CICA Museum in Gimpo, South Korea.

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