(Re) Awakening Ancestral Memory

02/01/2024 - 03/02/2024

Stonington Gallery is pleased to share the works of Joe (wahalatsu?) Seymour, Jr.

“I always wanted to create work that my ancestors would recognize. That’s why I studied Coast Salish arts, songs, and stories. I was challenged to think about issues that Natives face in today’s world, issues like living in diaspora, language loss, and loss of Indigenous lands. The weavings in this exhibition reflect that no matter how you change the land or what you call it, Indigenous cultures will always be a part of the land. Through these weavings, I am interlacing the land, art and people that make up Indigenous cultures, visually depicting how these elements woven together create the beauty of Coast Salish culture.”