Sky Hopinka: Dislocation Blues
Sky Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga Band of Luiseño Indians) makes work that “centers around personal positions of homeland and landscape, designs of language and facets of culture contained within, and the play between the accessibility of the known and the unknowable.” His short film, Dislocation Blues, presents an alternative—what the artist calls “an incomplete and imperfect portrait of reflections”—to mainstream media representations of communities and conditions at Standing Rock, the Indian reservation in North Dakota where the Dakota Access Pipeline protests, #NODAPL, coalesced during the summer of 2016.
Hopinka received his bachelor’s degree in liberal arts from Portland State University and his MFA in film, video, animation, and new genres from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In Portland, he studied and taught chinuk wawa, a language indigenous to the Lower Columbia River Basin. His work has played at various festivals, including ImagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival, Images Festival, Courtisane Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, American Indian Film Festival, Sundance Film Festival, Antimatter Film Festival, Chicago Underground Film Festival, FLEXfest, and the LA Film Festival. Hopinka is a 2018–2019 Radcliffe-Harvard Film Study Center Fellow. Curated by Lisa Fischman, the Ruth Gordon Shapiro ’37 Director of the Davis Museum.
Generously supported by the Mildred Cooper Glimcher ’61 Endowed Fund.
Courtesy the artist and Video Data Bank, Chicago
Sep 20–Dec 16A Critical Eye: James Gillray and the Art of Satire
This exhibition draws from the Davis Museum’s collection of James Gillray prints, examining both the complexity of Gillray’s printmaking technique and the range and depth of his historical and cultural references.Event Date:Thursday, September 20, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, December 16, 2018 (All day)
Dec 1–Dec 16, 11 AM–5 PMThird Annual Davis Holiday Frame and Print Sale
An annual Davis tradition! Stop by the Davis Museum lobby to find a cool frame for a photograph, or pick up a print or poster for holiday gift-giving.Event Date:Repeats every day until Sun Dec 16 2018.Saturday, December 1, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSunday, December 2, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmMonday, December 3, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmTuesday, December 4, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmWednesday, December 5, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmThursday, December 6, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmFriday, December 7, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSaturday, December 8, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSunday, December 9, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmMonday, December 10, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmTuesday, December 11, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmWednesday, December 12, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmThursday, December 13, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmFriday, December 14, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSaturday, December 15, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pmSunday, December 16, 2018 -11:00am to 5:00pm
Sep 1–Aug 31Windows Invitational
This new invitational program at the Davis is designed to engage artists in transforming the dramatic expanse of floor-to-ceiling, ground-level windows that articulate the lobby of our signature Rafael Moneo building and its courtyard plaza.Event Date:Saturday, September 1, 2018 (All day) to Saturday, August 31, 2019 (All day)
Sep 20–Dec 16Christiane Baumgartner: Another Country
Christiane Baumgartner works at the intersection of old and new media to expand the traditions of printmaking. Her prints are about speed and transmission, human sight and its elusive capture, cultural memory and modes of representation.Event Date:Thursday, September 20, 2018 (All day) to Sunday, December 16, 2018 (All day)