Cultural Confluence at Wing Luke Museum
Earlier this year, Preston was invited to participate in an exciting exhibition at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience, entitled Cultural Confluence - On display through September 18, 2011.
From the Wing Luke website: “The historic legacies and contemporary lives of people who are both Asian and Native American come together for the first time in this exhibition. Through a mix of contemporary art, new media and storytelling, Cultural Confluence explores what it means to be Native in the city at a time when nearly two thirds of Native Americans live away from their tribal reservations and ancestral homes.”
Inspired by curio shelves and collectors of Native Art from the early 20th Century, Preston created a unique installation of glass work, items from his personal collection of “Indian Kitsch,” hand tinted enlargements of vintage postcards, and a hand tinted portrait of Preston in Tlingit regalia by Russell Johnson.
Also included is the first proof-blanket off the loom from his collaboration with Pendleton Woolen Mills, which you can learn about in the next blog post!