Existence As Protest
May 7 – 13, 2019 • Art Exhibition, Public Lecture, Community Engagement • Gregg Deal
As part of the 2019 Critical Acts Visiting Artist Residency, UWBothell, UWTacoma and Cascadia campus communities and members of the public were invited to engage with Gregg Deal for a week-long series of events. Gregg offered multiple opportunities to witness his interdisciplinary work, including a multimedia visual art exhibition, “in-studio” live painting and storytelling sessions, workshops and discussions with students, artist talks and impromptu public performances. Live studio sessions at Cascadia’s Mobius Gallery brought students, faculty, staff and public audiences into close exchange with Gregg, who interacted with visitor-participants while he painted a new visual work. The entire exhibition was on view from May 7 – June 13, 2019. Additionally, during Gregg’s week-long residency, he performed and presented an artist talk at Tacoma Art Museum as well as screened his documentary film “The Last American Indian on Earth” at UWTacoma. Gregg’s residency program across all three campuses was filmed by the students of Global Media Lab, an advanced level filmmaking class.