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August 20, 2022 / 12:00pm – 1:30pm
Luzene Hill: Gates of Hell
Presenting a live performance of Now that the Gates of Hell are Closed…, a response to a remark made by Luzene Hill’s college professor who ask the women in the front row of the classroom to “cross their legs”. The performance accompanies Hill’s series of drawings currently on view as part of Returns.
Mary Beth Stinson, Lindsay Geidl, and Perlizbeth De Leon will be performers for the evening.
This event will take place indoors and last about 45 minutes. Chairs will be available for those who would like to sit.
Luzene Hill is a multidisciplinary artist, best known for immersive installations and performance collaborations. Through work informed by pre-contact culture of the Americas Hill advocates for Indigenous sovereignty - linguistic, cultural and individual sovereignty. Employing early autochthonous motifs she asserts female power and sexuality to challenge colonial patriarchy. Recent works, Revelate and Smoke and Mirrors, present evocative new ways of thinking about the past and the future. An enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians, Hill lives and works in Atlanta, GA. She has exhibited throughout the United States, as well as in Canada, Russia, Japan and the United Kingdom. Awards include: 2019 Ucross Fellowship, 2016 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Fellowship, 2015 Eiteljorg Museum Fellowship and 2015 First Peoples Fund Fellowship. Recent residencies: 2020 Social Engagement Residency, IAIA MoCNA; 2020 Invited Artist Residency, Anderson Ranch Arts Center; and 2021 Invited Artist Residency, Township 10. Hill’s work is featured in Susan Powers’ book, “Cherokee Art: Prehistory to Present”, Josh McPhee’s book, “Celebrate People’s History!: The Poster Book of Resistance and Revolution”, and the PBS Documentary, “Native Art NOW!”.
August 18 / 6:00pm
Craig Drennen: First Acts
Join us for the catalog release of Craig Drennen: First Acts.
August 25 / 6:30pm
Artist Patrick Freeland will talk about his artwork and practice.
August 27 / 12:00pm
Curator Tour with Ashley Holland
Curator Ashley Holland will be giving a tour of Returns: Cherokee Diaspora and Art