In Conversation: Tomiko Jones and Tom Jones
December 6 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Tomiko Jones and Tom Jones each extend the boundaries of photography to explore identity, tradition, and intergenerational understanding. In this joint gallery talk, Tomiko Jones will discuss her photographic installation memorializing her father through the Japanese Buddhist ritual of Hatsubon. Immediately following, Tom Jones will describe his incorporation of traditional Ho-Chunk beading designs in his photographic series Strong Unrelenting Spirits.
Tomiko Jones’s interdisciplinary work has been exhibited internationally and she has held residencies at Museé Niépce in Chalon-Sur-Saône and at The Camargo Foundation in Cassis, France. Tom Jones’s photographs have been widely exhibited and are included in the permanent collection of the National Museum of the American Indian, among others. He is co-author of the book, People of the Big Voice, Photographs of Ho-Chunk Families by Charles Van Schaick, 1879-1943. Both are faculty members in the UW-Madison Art Department.