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Roberta Hill on Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer

September 5, 2019 @ 1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
Jeffrey Gibson (Mississippi Band Choctaw/Cherokee), CAN'T TAKE MY EYES OFF OF YOU, 2015. High fire glazed ceramic, repurposed tipi poles, wool, acrylic paint, wool blanket, glass beads, artificial sinew, copper jingles, and nylon fringe; 72 × 29 × 38 in. Collection of Vicki and Kent Logan. Image courtesy of Jeffrey Gibson Studio and Roberts Projects, Los Angeles, California. Photograph by Peter Mauney.

Through his work, Jeffrey Gibson imagines future possibilities by uniting​ Native American​ traditions​ with modern art, popular culture, and his life experiences. Roberta Hill will discuss ​these ​aspects of Gibson’s work​.​

Roberta Hill is professor of English and American Indian Studies at the UW-Madison, where she teaches courses on twentieth century literature and history; race, gender, class and ethnicity; and American Indian literature, among other subjects. Professor Hill is also a poet of Wisconsin Oneida heritage and author of Star Quilt, Philadelphia Flowers: Poems, and Cicadas: New and Selected Poems​.


September 5, 2019
1:00 pm - 1:45 pm
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