Advanced RSVPs for this program are full. Any remaining seats will be available on standby on a first-come, first-served basis. To receive a standby ticket, visit Plestcheeff Auditorium starting at 6:15 pm. Standby tickets do not guarantee entry. A free simulcast will be available in Nordstrom Lecture Hall also on a first-come, first-served basis.
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’enuxw 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 13Double 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.