On view July 27 through August 11, 2019

In his work, Jeremy Dennis explores indigenous identity, assimilation, and tradition from the photographic lens of a millennial. Inspired by North American indigenous stories, this Shinnecock Nation artist creates photorealistic yet supernatural images that transform myths and legends into depictions of photographic experiences. Dennis was awarded the Creative Bursary Award from Getty Images in 2018 for continued work on his Stories series.


Peacock (Short-tailed), 1920; Peacock (Long-tailed), 1928
Bronze with gilding, cast in 2002 at the Modern Art Foundry, New York

The agricultural industrialist James Deering commissioned Gaston Lachaise (1882-1935) to create the short-tailed peacock in 1920 for Vizcaya, his country estate south of Miami. Architect Philip Goodwin commissioned the long-tailed peacock in 1928 for a fountain at his estate in Syosset, Long Island. Both are on loan to the museum courtesy of the Lachaise Foundation and in cooperation with the public art program of the New York City Parks Department.
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