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.

Open Studios: 
Visit Rodney's Studio at Pacific Felt Factory's Open Studios   October 26-27, 2019 Sat/Sunday: 11am-6pm
2830 - 20th Street, San Francisco CA 94110
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Recent Exhibition/Residencies:
The Devil Finds Work
Headlands Center for the Arts, Marin, California
June 16–August 15, 2019

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Longitude and Latitude:

Museum of the African Diaspora, San Francisco, California

May 10 thru June 22, 2019

© 2019 Rodney Ewing

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