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Upcoming Event

Double Exposure Artists in Conversation

Thu Jun 14 2018

Seattle Art Museum

Plestcheeff Auditorium

7 PM – 8 PM

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Celebrate the opening of the new exhibition, Double Exposure and hear directly from artists Marianne Nicolson, Tracy Rector, and Will Wilson as they discuss their new works on view in the galleries.

The advent of photography changed the way we see each other and ourselves, and the camera lens has been employed by artists in many ways since. American artist Edward S. Curtis set out with his camera in the early 1900s to document the Indigenous peoples of North America, mistakenly believing they would soon vanish. Marianne Nicolson creates monumental glass works, projecting traditional Dzawada_’enux_w expressions into a contemporary context. Through film and digital media, Choctaw and Seminole creative Tracy Rector intimately shares the stories of the Native peoples of the Salish Sea and beyond. Diné photographer Will Wilson reclaims the early image-making technologies used by Curtis to create a new archive of Indigenous representations. Double Exposure offers an opportunity to explore Indigenous identities from multiple, sometimes conflicting, viewpoints.

Related opening events

Wed Jun 13

Double Exposure: Community Opening Celebration

Thu Jun 14

Double Exposure Artists in Conversation

This program is FREE with RSVP.

It takes place during the FREE Community Celebration for the exhibition.

Image: Talking Tintype, Andy Everson, Artist, Citizen of the K’ómoks First Nation, 2018, from the series Critical Indigenous Photographic Exchange: Seattle Art Museum, Will Wilson, Diné, b. 1969, exhibition print, 50 x 40 in., Seattle Art Museum, 2018 Commission, Courtesy of the artist.