Artist Statement

While debating demanding topics such as race, religion, or war, it is simple enough to become polarized, and see situations in either black or white, right or wrong. These tactics may satisfy individuals whose position depends on employing policies or implementing strategies that promote specific agendas for a specific constituency. As an artist, it is more important to create a platform that moves us past alliances, and begins a dialogue that informs, questions, and in some cases even satires our divisive issues. Without this type of introspection, we are in danger of having apathy rule our senses. We can easily succumb to a national mob mentality, and ignore individual accounts and memories. With my work I am creating an intersection where body and place, memory and fact, are merged to reexamine human interactions and cultural conditions to create a narrative that requires us to be present and profound.

Recent Work:
Shelter In Place: new works
"These works are being created during the mandatory Shelter in Place. It first started out as a way to keep myself busy, but it eventually evolved into a project that allowed me to re-use my large archive or silkscreens in a manner that I continue conversations about diaspora, place, and identity" All work are one of a kind images. All the works are printed on vintage assembled ledger paper.
Recent Exhibition:
The Devil Finds Work
Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, California
June 16–August 15, 2019

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Recent Exhibition:
Solo Pop Up Exhibition
Cathedral Gallery
Bendix Building unit 674
1206 Maple Ave, Los Angeles, CA
February 2020
The Family of Man
Recent Exhibition:
Solo Exhibition:
Tahoe Gallery
Sierra Nevada College
999 Tahoe Boulevard
Incline Village, NV
February 13 – March 20,, 2020
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© 2020 Rodney Ewing

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