Skeena Reece and Dean Hunt

Favorites is an ongoing series of group exhibitions produced by Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. These exhibitions aim to support conversation, creative experimentation, and community-building between artists.  

In Favorites, artists (not curators) choose who they will exhibit with and why.  

Favorites exhibitions hold space for artists to have meaningful conversations with other artists. The only constraint placed on this exhibition format is that none of the exhibiting artists can have pre-existing personal or professional connections to each other. This means that extending an invitation to a "favorite" artist is an expression of admiration for the invited artist’s work, and it is also the first introduction. 

Favorites 2021 was an online project that took the format of eight, conversational video episodes.

In Fall 2020, RYAN! Feddersen started the invitation process for the 2021 exhibition by inviting artist Skeena Reece to participate...

Skeena Reece accepted RYAN!'s invitation and invited Dean Hunt. Skeena and Dean chose to hold their final invitation as a space to honor and acknowledge the work of Northwest Coast carvers

The artists recorded a conversation through Zoom on December 17, 2020. In this conversation Reece and Hunt share images and documentation of past works, current work, and work in progress as they discuss their powerful, intergenerational art practices driven by commitments to care, collaboration, humor, experimentation, and community. 

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 The Artists

installation artwork by artist Skeena Reece

The Time It Takes: Sweetgrass and Honey

Skeena Reece, 2017

fabric, cedar, moss, beads

photo credit: Karen Asher

mask carved by artist Dean Hunt

M'nukv (ONE)

Dean Hunt


Image courtesy of the artist

Image of red comb carved by artist Dean Hunt

Warrior Comb

Dean Hunt

Image courtesy of the artist

photographs and a sculpture by artist Skeena Reece

The Time It Takes: Moss

Skeena Reece, 2017

4 prints, cradleboard

photo credit: Roman Guilbault



All images and documentation in this exhibition provided by the artists unless otherwise noted. 

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Hedreen Gallery

Lee Center for the Arts (CNFA)