Wisteria Cottage Gallery
Current & Upcoming Exhibitions
Voices from the Rez
June 4 - September 4, 2022
Opening Reception | June 3 at 6pm | Opening comments by Dr. Stan Rodriguez | Bird Singers & Dancers
The La Jolla Historical Society is honored to present an exhibit of contemporary art created by Native Americans from the reservations of Southern California where San Diego County is home to eighteen reservations - more than any other county in the United States. Southern California Natives live both on and off the Rez, upholding historic culture and traditions while concurrently inhabiting the modern world. In this exhibition, ten artists reveal images, ingenuity, and unrestrained voices divulging their stories and communicating opinions through artistic expression. The medium for powerfully affirming their voices is through painting, drawing, sculpture, fashion, beadwork, mixed media, narrative writing, song and performance. Works from these artists break through stereotypical barriers and open a path to share their strength, perspectives, and influential experience.
Featured artists: Chuck Contreras, Gail Werner, Gerald Clarke, Gordon Johnson, James Luna, Jamie Okuma, Johnny “Bear” Contreras, Robert Freeman, Sandra Okuma and Tracy Lee Nelson (Mataweer).
Curated by Dana Hicks, PhD
Funding for this project generously provided by Patsy and David Marino; an anonymous donor; and the San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians. Institutional support provided by the City of San Diego Commission for Arts and Culture and by the Members of the La Jolla Historical Society.