Context Library Series

Various images of Westreich's Art


Our Existence is Our Resistance is a collection of acrylic paintings by Dr. Eric Tippeconnic, an enrolled member of the Comanche nation and Assistant Professor in American Indian Studies here at California State University San Marcos (housed on the traditional homelands of the Luiseño/Payómkawichum peoples). The exhibition tells the story of resiliency and pride in multi-layered Native American cultures that are deeply rooted in honor and tradition, but it also challenges the clichés of conventional understandings and representations to show contemporary and evolving Indigenous communities. This visual land acknowledgement emphasizes the living, contemporary and dynamic culture and traditions of the communities that have belonged to this land since time immemorial.

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