Artist Bio: Indigo “Too Wutch Un” Gonzales
Indigo's work explores the narratives associated with body politics as they relate to her own identity story. As a Two-Spirited Black and Southern Ute artist, Indigo uses printmaking as a form of indigenous pedagogy in order to reach all indigenous and non-indigenous peoples with the intention of honoring the stories of those who have been silenced.
Show title & statement: The Other Body
Based on her current research of the “savage” and/or “primitive” body in woodcuts ranging from late 17th century England to her own family’s history as the descendant of an Indian Boarding School survivor, The Other Body is a visceral response to the habitual scientific dissection faced by her people. Whether it is claiming skull sizes differ between races of man or bodily characteristics such as eyes, hands, or lips create the exotic “other”, this series explores the consequences of these classifications while also defying this ritualized anthropological practice by giving the specimen a chance to tell their story.
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