Kira Dominguez Hultgren: Intrusions

Art Source Consulting, January 3, 2020

January 11 to February 29– Kira Dominguez Hultgren: Intrusions at Eleanor Harwood Gallery: Dominguez Hultgren weaves together histories of tangled intrusions nourished on the global confusion of the word Indian. Beginning with two Navajo weavings from around 1876 and two Punjabi head-coverings embroidered by her great-aunt Dalip Kaur around 1923, Dominguez Hultgren mines with material hyperbole the historical narratives that surround these two “Indian” archives. What does it mean to form an identity or nation in the negative, in distinction to what one is not? This is the question which motivates Dominguez Hultgren to weave through photographic documentation of the two Navajo weavings in her work. For Dominguez Hultgren, textiles are an archive of material metaphor and physical protest from which she can reenact and destabilize historical narratives.

Eleanor Harwood Gallery is located at 1275 Minnesota Street, Suite 206 in San Francisco.