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"Our Lady of San Jacinto"

Paying tribute to important indigenous plants.

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"AMUL"

Agave deserti painting.

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"Disenrollment"

ACRYLIC ON CANVAS, 2015

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Palm Springs Art Museum Commission

"CONTINUUM BASKET: PIVAT" commissioned for PSAM.

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Native Cahuilla identity 
meets U.S. culture and politics 
in Gerald Clarke’s artwork

Gerald Clarke is featured in an article entitled, THE ROOT CAUSE, by Carol Cheh.

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KCET Discusses Problematic Stereotypes of Native American Art

A nice article about contemporary Native American art issues.

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Gerald Clarke Featured on KCET Online Article

Article by Gordon Lee Johnson.

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"Vision Quest"

This is a video/performance work exploring the news/talk show media format.

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Legacy Sculptures

A continuing series of sculptural investigations.

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"ETHNOPOLY"

This interactive "artwork" is an actual board game that viewers can play.

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A Tobacco Basket

Wood, Resin, Raffia and DVD Disks.

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"One Tract Mind Series"

This series of works examines the the impacts of the Housing crisis of 2007-8, the loss of cultural and natural resources, and the human toll of loosing one's home.

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"Allure"

This work was made in response to the false claim by the U.S. of weapons of mass destruction (WMD) held by the Iraqi Regime that was used to justify the war in Iraq.

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The Branded Series

This is a series of sculptural branding irons and"prints". 

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The United States of Amnesia II

Paper, ink, a rubber stamp.....and the Internet.

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"LEAKS": My Experience at Standing Rock.

A response to my experience at the #nodapl protests.

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Continuum Basket Series

Cahuilla basket inspired sculptures created with hundreds of crushed aluminum cans.

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Gerald Clarke Featured in LA Times

Gerald Clarke is among several Native American artists featured in a Nov. 29, 2018 article by Dina Gilio-Whitaker. The following are excerpts from the article.

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Documentary Features Gerald Clarke's Work

Cahuilla Artist Gerald Clarke Jr. honors his Native American heritage as well as makes a comment about the alcoholism and diabetes that plague native communities. Meet Gerald Clarke Jr and his creations.

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"Enduring Tradition"

This outdoor sculpture reflects my tribe's basketry tradition.

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Basket Relief Exploration: Creation and Creativity

A couple of my mixed media basket explorations.

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29 Palms Art Gallery Event

An outdoor sculpture created using ABS pipe and rice straw waddles. I am creating a sculpture inspired by Cahuilla basketry and also incorporating desert plants into the form. While the rice straw waddles are typically used to combat soil erosion, here I am using them to create and pay homage to this ancient Cahuilla art form.

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