Changing The Game: Seattle, Washington Artist Louie Gong

I first met Native American artist Louie Gong when writing about his work in a Portland Art Museum exhibition. When I learned he’d be opening a retail store in Seattle, I knew I’d have another story to write soon. Here it is, as featured in OnTrak Magazine.

Louie Gong’s Eighth Generation

Written by Gina Williams | photography by Bradley Lanphear During a recent artist-in-residence stint at Seattle’s Eighth Generation flagship store at Pike Place Market, Native American artist Joe Seymour (Squaxin Island/Pueblo of Acoma) wore a black T-shirt with large white letters that read, “Real Indian Artist.”As part of his presentation weaving together cultural art and contemporary performance, Seymour would not speak until a visitor placed a dollar into a jar.

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