First American Art Magazine No. 21, Winter 2018/19 - Page 21

release the daylight being hoarded by a wealthy nobleman. This was achieved by Preston’s collaboration with light artist Juniper Shuey and a soundscape designed with Matt Starritt. Dozens of Łingít Raven stories exist, and there are several known versions of the Box of Daylight story. By known, what I really mean is there are several recorded, transcribed, and translated Box of Daylight stories. The Łingít language is highly endangered and, not being fluent or even conversational speakers, Preston and I relied heavily on the language warriors in Alaska, both past and present, to help provide enough context for non-Tlingits and non-Native visitors. The exhibition will be on view until October 2019, and the exhibition catalogue will be released in February 2019. The Box of Daylight will begin traveling in early 2020 with scheduled stops at the Wichita Art Museum and the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. Aathlein gunalchéesh! opposite, top Mary Paningajak (Inuk) pulls a linocut off the press. Video still from Convergence North / South by Feheley Fine Arts, Toronto (September 14, 2018). opposite, bottom Preston Singletary (Tlingit), White Raven, 2017, blown, hot-sculpted, and- carved glass, steel stand; 181/2 × 7 × 9 in. Photo: Russell Johnson. opposite, left An environmentalist group marching down Palace Avenue during Santa Fe Indian Market, 2015. Photo: A. Meredith. WINTER 2018/19 | 19