Premiere Jr. is an exhibition space that commissions new work by Bay Area artists on a 6-by-12-foot billboard in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset.

Katie Dorame
Into the Darkness, from the series I am not Rebecca


April 26–June 21, 2020

Katie Dorame’s Into the Darkness comes from a black pastel on paper drawing, part of the series I am not Rebecca. In this body of work, Dorame inserts contemporary Indigenous actors into classic gothic horror films. In each drawing for I am not Rebecca, Dorame recategorizes Hollywood’s myth of Pocahontas in the horror genre. Into the Darkness places Q’orianka Kilcher (who starred in 2015’s The New World) within 1961’s The Innocents.

Katie Dorame is a visual artist born in Los Angeles, currently living and working in Oakland. Dorame’s work was recently exhibited at Shulamit Nazarian in Los Angeles, Guerrero Gallery in San Francisco, Form and Concept in Santa Fe and the de Saisset Museum in Santa Clara. She has attended the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe as an artist in residence, and contributed to SFMOMA’s Open Space blog. She received her MFA from the California College of the Arts and her BA from the University of California, Santa Cruz. She is an Indigenous artist of mixed descent, and a member of the Gabrielino/Tongva tribe of California.


Photos by Graham Holoch