COLONIAL CABALLO

COLONIAL CABALLO 

 

Practice-as- Research Exhibition

 

Paintings, Installation, Catalogue Book

and Resources 

WSA Gallery

 

Winchester School of Art

January 2020

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COLONIAL CABALLO

Spanish Mustang -

Contested Icon of the American West

A concept for a research project metamorphosed into several strands as multi-layers somehow so symbolic of the American West. To live and breathe this iconic and unique region only ever creates more ambiguities, conundrums and dilemmas as the past impacts in the present.

The American West is a place of diverse opinions - often clashing - as personal perceptions of histories and outcomes differ, collide, then meet in places of conciliation or compromise.

Caught up in both the histories and modernity are the horses. The creation of the Spanish Mustang as a breed with foundation registry has brought a vital conservation of a remnant of the Spanish Conquest as living history yet, invited in the controversies causing divisions about origins and beliefs, 

 

The creative practice led this research into the context of an exhibition environment with a catalogue as book, paintings, installation and reference resources.

FRONTIER FRAGMENTS

Resource and Reference Gallery

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document with full titles, citations and  links for all gallery images

1 Sun Dancer Spain.JPG
Conquistadors at the Gallop
Conquistadors at the Gallop

Graham Coton

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King Philip IV of Spain
King Philip IV of Spain

Diego Velasquez

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Digital Collage of Hernan Cortés’ voyage
Digital Collage of Hernan Cortés’ voyage

Sarah Farman

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Ephemeris
Ephemeris

Abraham Zacuto

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Las Castas
Las Castas

Anonymous

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Iberian Origins New World Horse Breeds
Iberian Origins New World Horse Breeds
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Canyon de Chelly, Arizona
Canyon de Chelly, Arizona

Narbona expedition pictograph

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California Vaqueros
California Vaqueros

James Walker

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Montana Indian Cowboy
Montana Indian Cowboy

Photographer unknown, 19th century

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African American cowboy
African American cowboy

Photographer unknown 19th century

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Hidalgo film poster
Hidalgo film poster

CC

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Chief Keokuk
Chief Keokuk

George Catlin

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Indian Trapper
Indian Trapper

Frederic Remington

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Lost in a Snowstorm
Lost in a Snowstorm

Charles M Russell

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BLM* Herd Management Areas
BLM* Herd Management Areas

*Bureau of Land Management

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