Opening: Wednesday, November 9 from 6pm to 9:30pm
During Indigenous Peoples Month, Eaton DC will host New Mexico-based artist, painter, writer, and film director Jesse Raine Littlebird for a nine-day residency to produce work for his forthcoming show “A Fragmented Exodus”. His residency is the second partnership between Eaton DC & Littlebird, who previously collaborated with Eaton Workshop’s founder and chair Katherine Lo on a Jack Kerouac-inspired road trip in 2016 to produce the short art film, The Land.
Beginning November 2, Littlebird will host open studio sessions in Eaton House, the hotel’s community-focused co-working space; open to artists and non-artists alike, Littlebird will lead participants through a series of “Coyote Strategies” to immerse them in his own personal art practice, the history of colonization, and its effects on contemporary Puebloans as part of his exploration of promised land. Sessions will be held daily through November 7th from 12-3PM.
“A Fragmented Exodus” will open at Eaton House at 1203 K Street NW on Wednesday, November 9 between 6 and 9:30PM with a special workshop focusing in on Decolonial Praxis in art, informed by Littlebird’s experiences as a contemporary Puebloan artist. His work will be displayed at Eaton following the opening until December 10; interested guests can RSVP for the opening here.
About the Artist: Jesse Raine Littlebird (Laguna/Kewa Pueblos) is a New Mexico based artist, painter, writer and film director with a passion for telling stories that inspire personal and community action. Storytelling through the medium of painting and film is a vital part of life for Jesse with his Indigenous heritage deeply rooted in the oral tradition culture of his Pueblo Indian lineage and growing up in a creative household filled with art, film and history. He is a Program Director at Hamaatsa an Indigenous learning continuum non-profit, an Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Art grant recipient, and a Sundance Institute Full Circle Fellow.
Eaton DC is located at 1201 K Street NW.