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Domestic Tides / Indigenous Mind | Opening Reception & Artist Talk

Opening Reception: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Brief Artist Talk: 6:15 p.m.

Domestic Tides / Indigenous Mind explores a move from the prairies of North Dakota to the urban environment of Chicago. The exhibition considers Jessica Christy‘s transplanted indigenous identity, one connected to place, in the midst of a culture shock. While exploring a new city, both foreign and known images were gathered: deer hair, parking signs, coyote tracks, municipal tickets, bird feathers, and corner store signs. Through self-applied cultural guilt and gender expectations, visuals emerge that suggest the artist’s voice is becoming comfortable in the 21st century metropolis.

As traditional printmaking moves from a commercial process to fine art editions to a contemporary medium, artists are continually exploring new matrices and substrates and their conceptual implications. The work in Domestic Tides / Indigenous Mindstems from a fascination with this contemporary shift. Images are transferred through print onto surfaces found and gathered in Chicago. The artist’s cultural and personal transition from the Great Plains to an urban Chicago environment is represented on found wood, fabric, and other surfaces through text and imagery gathered in a daily journal. Domestic Tides / Indigenous Mindemploys these new substrates to intimately speak to the artist’s experiences of cultural disconnect, domestic struggles, and a general liaison with her new environment.


Domestic Tides / Indigenous Mind will be on view November 15, 2019 through January 18, 2020 at Spudnik Press, 1821 W. Hubbard Street, Suite 302, Chicago, IL 60622.

Gallery Hours
Tuesday – Friday: 12 – 5 p.m.
Monday & Thursday:  6 – 10 p.m.
Saturday: 1 – 5 p.m.
Or by appointment

Domestic Tides / Indigenous Mind was selected by the Spudnik Press Member Exhibitions Committee.

Image: Jessica Christy