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Live online at 6 p.m. on March 5th, Make.Shift’s Virtual Gallery is proud to present a solo exhibition of works by John Feodorov. Truly a multi-media show, join us in viewing paintings, drawings, assemblage, and a never-before-seen photography series.
“I am for an art that kicks my soul in the ass. And if we do not have souls, I am for an art that makes me feel like I have a soul… and that it has just been kicked in the ass.” -Artist Manifesto
Feodorov works as a multi-disciplinary artist, pulling from his mixed Navajo (Diné) and Euro-American heritage to create works that both confront and engage the viewer through questioning assumptions about Identity, Spirituality and Place within the context of consumer-driven culture. Recently, his work has focused on the exploitation and degradation of indigenous lands by governments and corporations, and its potential impact on identity, connection and sense of Place.
Feodorov has been featured in several publications, including, Time and Time Again by Lucy R. Lippard, Art + Religion edited by Aaron Rosen, and Manifestations edited by Dr. Nancy Marie Mithlo. He was also featured in the first season of the series, “Art 21: Art for the 21st Century”. He is also co-founder of Animal Saint, an Interdisciplinary art collaboration with composer/musician Paul Amiel.
Feodorov served as an Arts Commissioner for the City of Seattle from 2000-2003 and holds the position of Associate Professor of Art at Fairhaven College of Interdisciplinary Studies at Western Washington University in Washington State.
Note: Some of Feodorov’s work incorporates images of racist stereotypes in an effort to critique and confront the historical practice of cultural appropriation. Make.Shift recognizes that these images may be disturbing to some viewers and have included content warnings in our virtual exhibition when necessary.
Make.Shift Art Space is a 501 (c)(3) nonprofit DIY venue dedicated to providing a space for all ages art and music in Bellingham. The 8,000-square-foot space includes 21 studios, an award-winning gallery, a live music performance space and a low-power radio station KZAX 94.9. We are an all-ages space dedicated to a policy of no booze, no drugs, no jerks.
Learn more about supporting Make.Shift and this event at makeshiftproject.com.