Decolonizing the lens: body reclamation through portraiture with Coyote Park & Kali Spitzer
Apr 26 - Feb 21, 2024
Coyote Park (he/they) is a 2Spirit, Indigenous (Yurok) Korean-American transgender artist; who's practice includes photography, film, writing, performance, painting, and producing. They were raised in the Kingdom of Hawai'i, on the island of Oahu, and currently based in Los Angeles. Park's practice centers queer love, community, and trans futures. Their work is a pathway to healing and dreaming up new worlds.
Kali Spitzer is a photographer living on the traditional unceded lands of the Tsleil-Waututh, Skxwú7mesh and Musqueam peoples. The work of Kali embraces the stories of contemporary queer and trans bodies and BIPOC, creating representation that is self determined. Kali’s collaborative process is informed by the desire to rewrite the visual histories of indigenous bodies beyond a colonial lens. Kali is Kaska Dena from Daylu (Lower Post, British Columbia) on her father’s side and Jewish from Transylvania, Romania on her mother’s side. Kali’s heritage deeply influences her work as she focuses on cultural revitalization through her art, whether in the medium of photography, ceramics, tanning hides or hunting.
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