Wednesday, 12 June 2024

‘Our Safety, Our Sovereignty & Dichotomies’ dual exhibit opens at Middletown Art Center

Curator Corine Pearce overseeing the installation of “Our Safety, Our Sovereignty.” Photo courtesy of the Middletown Art Center.

MIDDLETOWN, Calif. — The Middletown Art Center has opened its 49th exhibit, “Our Safety, Our Sovereignty & Dichotomies.”

The exhibit uses textile art as a medium for storytelling. The work in this evocative exhibit was inspired by the tradition of coming together to sew ceremonial regalia.

Co-created by Native people from 12 tribes across five counties and curated by Corine Pearce, the collection is not only stunning, but speaks in powerful symbolism.

“It was really hard,” said Pearce about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous People component, “because every single person in the room had to choose which one of their family members to represent. It was intense. But it is about hope. It is recognizing that we’re still here, recognizing our connection to the land and that sovereignty is an individual experience. Our culture is still alive.”

This exhibit will be on view until May 29.

“Dichotomies” is a group show featuring works by regional artists, both familiar and new, that speak to dualities, and conflicting, yet parallel truths. When we pause to reflect on the contrast between two things and experience a sense of polarity, yet embrace that tension.

Free to the public, “Dichotomies” will be on view from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Thursdays through Mondays, or by appointment, through July 10.

The MAC is located at 21456 State Highway 175 at the junction of Highway 29 in Middletown.

To find out more about MAC’s programs, events, and ways to support their efforts to weave the arts and culture into the fabric of life in Lake County, visit www.middletownartcenter.org​ or call 707-809-8118.

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