Digitizing Indigeneity is a multi-media exhibition featuring the work of Vancouver based contemporary artist Preston Buffalo. Preston invites viewers into the complex world he inhabits as an urban queer indigenous artist.
This collection of work centres around a multi-media installation titled “ . . . but I don’t want to smash my head in. . .” which combines video projection, and soundscape.
Accompanied by large scale photo prints, silkscreens, and sculpture, the exhibition presents the profoundly expressive mixed media works of Preston for his first solo show.
Preston Buffalo is a Two Spirited, Cree man who lives and loves in the unceded Coastal Salish Territories in British Columbia. His interdisciplanary work uses photography, print making, digital illustration and sculpture to create visual representations of personal Indigenous iconography and symbolism to explore issues such as addiction, loss of culture and language , the journey to find connection and often meets at the intersection of hyphenated identities.