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Current Exhibition

Sky Hopinka, Around the Edge of Encircling Lake 

November 2 - December 8, 2018 

Exhibition Walkthrough and Reading: Friday, November 2, 5pm

Opening Reception: Friday, November 2, 5 to 8pm

Sky Hopinka’s artistic practice revolves around his personal experience of Indigenous homeland and landscape, and as such his video work mines memory, language and his Ho-Chunk cultural heritage. The exhibition, Around the Edge of Encircling Lake, which takes its name from the Ho-Chunk way of describing the movement around the boundaries of the earth, includes the premier of the artist’s newest work, Cloudless Blue Egress of Summer (2018), along with Fainting Spells (2018), and Jáaji Approximately (2015).

Hopinka (Ho-Chunk/Pechanga) was born and raised in Ferndale, Washington and spent a number of years in Palm Springs and Riverside, California, Portland, Oregon, Milwaukee, WI, and is currently based out of Cambridge, Massachusetts. His work has played at various festivals including ImagineNATIVE Media + Arts Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Sundance, Chicago Underground Film Festival, among many others.  His work was a part of the 2016 Wisconsin Triennial and the 2017 Whitney Biennial.  He was awarded jury prizes at the Onion City Film Festival, the More with Less Award at the 2016 Images Festival, the Tom Berman Award for Most Promising Filmmaker at the 54th Ann Arbor Film Festival, the New Cinema Award at the Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival and the Mary L. Nohl Fund Fellowship for Individual Artists in the Emerging artist category for 2018. He is currently a fellow at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

Sky Hopinka, Fainting Spells, 2018, video still, TRT 10:45. Courtesy of the artist.

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Sky Hopinka, Fainting Spells, 2018, video still, TRT 10:45. Courtesy of the artist. 

Press Release: Sky Hopinka

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