Makers of the Now: Nicholas Galanin

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 7:00 pm @ 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM
Frye Art Museum
704 Terry Ave
Seattle WA 98104
Members- $16; Non-members-$24
Frye Art Museum

Nicholas Galanin. We Dreamt Deaf, 2015. Polar bear Taxidermy. 120″ x 80″ x 42″. Courtesy of the artist.

Galanin will reflect on the issues critical to his practice as a contemporary maker working within multiple fine art mediums as well as music: considerations of time as a continuum; spatial dynamics; and his contribution towards perpetuating the Tlingit/Unangax culture.

Part of a five-lecture series presenting different windows into contemporary indigenous artistic practice, via Native American and First Nations artists living and working throughout the Pacific Northwest and Alaska.

Nicholas Galanin is a conceptual artist inspired by, and extending, generations of Tlingit creativity. His work strikes a balance between the traditions of his heritage and an incisive contemporary approach to manifesting ideas visually. Galanin studied at London Guildhall University, where he received a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree with honors in jewelry design and silversmithing. He earned a Master’s degree in indigenous visual arts from Massey University in New Zealand. He is also renowned for his musical performances as Indian Nick and Silver Jackson, and most recently within the three-member collaborative Indian Agent, along with musicians OC Notes and Zak Dylan Wass.


Makers of the Now: Contemporary Native American and First Nations Artists
Lecture Series with Sonny Assu, Natalie Ball, Nicholas Galanin, Tracy Rector, and Preston Singletary.

Thursday, August 23, 7 pm: Natalie Ball
Thursday, September 20, 7 pm: Preston Singletary
Thursday, October 18, 7 pm: Sonny Assu
Thursday, November 15, 7 pm: Sara Marie Ortiz
Thursday, December 6, 7 pm: Nicholas Galanin

This series presents five Native American and First Nations artists living and working in the Pacific Northwest and Alaska, highlighting their individual practices and examining the production of knowledge about contemporary indigenous artists. Within the context of an art world that retains anthropological notions about Native American and First Nations art—past and present—the speakers will discuss their processes, collaborations, and the ways in which they are constantly reimagining, adapting, and preserving their traditions in the present as well as for future generations.


Individual tickets
Members: $16
Non-members: $24

Tickets to individual lectures may be available the day of the lecture on a space-available basis. Standby is first-come, first-served, one hour prior to the lecture.

The Frye Art Museum reserves the right to cancel the lecture series. If the museum cancels the series, a full refund will be issued.

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