Brief: “Contested Territories” by Norman Akers

Sarbottam Bhagat

The Percolator Art Space in Lawrence, Kan. will be hosting an exhibition entitled “Contested Territories” by Norman Akers, an associate professor in the visual arts department at the University of Kansas. This exhibition is scheduled to be on display at the Percolator Art Space located at 913 Rhode Island in the alley north of Lawrence Arts Center (south of East Ninth Street between New Hampshire and Rhode Island) from September to October, 2015. Prof. Akers will give a gallery talk at 6:30 p.m. on the exhibit opening day. He will also give a gallery talk titled “Experiences of a Native Artist in the Mainstream” at the Percolator Art Space at 1 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 17. This talk will focus on issues related to identity, stereotyping and expectations in the art market.

Akers has had solo exhibitions at institutions including the Institute of American Indian Arts Museum, the Lawrence Arts Center and the Carl Gorman Museum. He has been included in group exhibitions at Katonah Museum of Art, Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and the National Museum of the American Indian.