Summer Book Club: Will Wilson’s Talking Tintypes + Sherman Alexie’s You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me
Thursday, July 13, 7 pm
Participate in an intimate discussion connecting art and literature facilitated by AAM Director Sarah Jesse and Shore Lit’s Kerry Folan. By pairing exhibitions with books that engage similar themes, we’ll discover the links between the disciplines and examine how artists and writers use their respective languages to communicate ideas. Conversations will take place in the galleries and are capped at 20 participants. Books will be available in the AAM shop.
Diné artist Will Wilson employs a vintage photographic method in his Talking Tintype series to depict contemporary Native American people. Spokane writer Sherman Alexie explores his grief for his complicated mother in an experimental memoir comprised of numbered segments, poetry, and fractured prose. Both artists reject Native stereotypes by subverting traditional narrative devices.