Navajo photographer works at the intersection of environmental and racial justice.
Thursday, June 16, 2022 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm | Main Gallery
Will Wilson: Connecting the Dots is a mid-career retrospective of the Diné (Navajo) photographer and community engagement artist Will Wilson. A prolific artist with a wide range of technical experience, Wilson presents an artistic vision that is experimental both in technique and approach. His works use the very latest photographic technology and historical photographic processes, such as tintypes. This exhibition showcases photography and sculpture from three significant bodies of work created over the last two decades, addressing topics such as environmental justice, institutional racism, and Indigenous futurism.
An opening reception with the artist will be held on Thursday, June 16 from 58pm. The reception is free and open to the public, with a suggested $10 donation.
"As artists and agents of Indigenous imagination, we are more than our shared histories of colonization," said artist Will Wilson. "There are other aspects of our experience that we must express and convey and these expressions must be received with respect. This necessity requires that we tell our stories well, with the vision of a people who understand the generative power of representation. It is in this particular process of self-expression that we practice Native representational sovereignty."
This exhibition was supported, in part, by The Ellsworth Kelly Foundation and the Foundation for Contemporary Arts.
Learn more about the exhibition here.