"Places Between" and "Make It. Make Sense."

The opening for Places Between by Tammie Dupuis and Make It. Make Sense. by Antoine Fougere is First Thursday, Nov. 2, 2023, 5-8 p.m.

Join us for opening remarks by Interim Director, Gülgün Kayim, at 6pm. Both artists will also be in attendance.

"Places Between" and "Make It. Make Sense"

November 2, 2023 - January 6, 2024

Reception: November 2, 2023

Places Between by Tammie Dupuis

Oil painting of a Native woman with seven long braids pulled straight all around her face, forming a star shape.
Spider Woman, oil on canvas, 2023

Tammie Dupuis explores the intersections of her heritage as an Indigenous and Western European person in her exhibition, Places Between.

Using both Indigenous and non-Indigenous ways of making and seeing, her work spans several different processes and materials including paper, wood, textiles, glass beads, bone, hair, teeth, canvas, relief print, stamp, and paint.

Places Between features over 30 works that explore ideas of visibility/invisibility of the Indigenous body and how it affects her personal visual identity, spiritual recognition/non-recognition of place and family, and didactic work of the reservation system and other assimilationist policies.

About Tammie Dupuis

Tammie Dupuis has long brown hair, bangs, and wears glasses.

Tammie Dupuis was born and raised in Northwestern Montana on the Flathead Reservation. Her father was Qlispe'a and Seli’š, and her mother was the daughter of non-Indigenous settlers who moved to the reservation in the 1920s. Her aesthetic is situated between these two cultural heritages and explores their complicated history as well as her own identity as a mixed-race person.

Dupuis earned her BFA from Cornish College of the Arts in 2019 and her MFA from Massachusetts College of Arts and Design in 2022. Additionally, she holds a BS in Anthropology/Archaeology from Montana State University, located in Bozeman, MT. She lives and practices art in Bremerton, WA.

Make It. Make Sense. by Antoine Fougere

A young Black man leans against a wall at golden hour. He's wearing a white tank top and has long, curly hair.
After 5 by Anotine Fougere

Make it. Make Sense. is a collection of photos based around artist Antoine Fougere’s childhood and imagination. The installation features 20 works including digital and film photographs.

Fougere’s goal is for the artworks to spark a conversation with one another and help inspire his community to continue to create. Each photo in this series explores themes, stories, and emotions of loneliness, exploration, and actualization that all come down to eventually finding one’s way. Fougere hopes this collection invites you to explore your passions and be confident in what you put out into the universe.

About Antoine Fougere

Antoine has long, curly black hair under a beanie. He's standing with hands clasped in a white leopard print jacket.

Antoine Fougere spent his late teens shooting portraits and doing journalistic work. Eventually, he transitioned into editorial and concert work.

He is currently a photographer and filmmaker based in Seattle, Washington.

What to Expect

Places Between includes 2D work and 3D objects depicting figures and abstract representations of history and ideas. Themes include symbolic annihilation, the visibility and or invisibility of and recognizability and unrecognizability of the Indigenous body, personal identity, spiritual connection to place and family, and historical violence and trauma.

Make It. Make Sense. includes 2D photographs of human subjects. Themes include loneliness, self-exploration, self-actualization, and finding one’s way in life.

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