Gallery talk by Jill H. Casid
March 5, 6:00 PM to 6:40 PM | Chazen Mezzanine
(Photo: Erika Townsley)
Professor Jill H. Casid (College of Letters and Science: Art History and Gender and Women’s Studies) discusses her work, Spirochetes of Conflict.
Spirochetes of Conflict / 2109
Casid’s Polaroids are both inspired by and in dialogue with a group of Andy Warhol’s Polaroids which feature male nudes. These are installed together on the Chazen’s mezzanine level. Here Casid reframes Warhol’s images, taken on the precipice of the AIDS crisis, with images of hers, taken in response to the current Lyme disease outbreak, similarly focused in the area around Fire Island, New York.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Jill H. Casid is a historian, theorist, and practicing artist in the field of visual studies. Her artwork has been exhibited both locally and internationally and is discussed in such surveys as Harmony Hammond’s Lesbian Art in America and Deborah Bright’s The Passionate Camera. She maintains a studio at UW–Madison and in New York City.