2015 Exhibitions

N/Q/C at ASC Projects

December 2015 


NQC: Nigger/Queer/Cunt is a group exhibition exploring and unpacking the usage, weight and history of these words. For my installation titled A Six Letter Word, I have created a loose acronym of the word “Nigger,” by assigning a different definition for each letter in the word. Along with each letter and definition is an image of an African American who most likely encountered the word and its negative effects during their lives. With this installation I am not reclaiming the word, because at this point it has become an entity with a life of its own. But with this work I can briefly redirect its course to serve a new purpose beyond bigotry, sensationalism, and entertainment. 

Art Basel: Miami What's Inside Her Never Dies. Yeelen Gallery

Dec 1 - 6, 2015


Art Basel exhibition exhibition at Yeelen Gallery

Voices: Kala Art Institute, Berkeley, CA

October 22 - Dec 5, 2015


Group show Kala Art Institute

Place/Displaced, SOMARTS, San Francisco, CA

October 2015


Rodney Ewing creates a mural-sized wall drawing using graphite to quote Palestinian poet Mahmoud Darwish's poem Under Siege. Darwish consistently offered humanist and universalist messages in his poems, despite having witnessed pivotal moments in Palestine's history marred by brutal oppression, displacement and loss.

The Security Question The David Brower Center

May 28 - September 10, 2015


The exhibition creates a platform to exam the idea of security in the 21st Century. My contribution is from a larger body of work called Public Safety. The project examined the technology, techniques, and language we have acquired in a post 9/11 world, and questioned if these tools made us physically and spiritually safer. The work was divided into three sections: Disarm, Countermeasures, and Meditations. The "B-2 Mandala" is part of Meditation, stealth bomber re-structured into an object that would cause the viewer to ponder our place in the universe, the objects we use to sustain our existence, and at whose expense we are allowed to thrive.

Hiraeth: The 3.9 Collective Examines Home, Thacher Gallery, University of San Francisco

March 9th - April 21, 2015


A group show with the African American art collective, 3.9. The name of the show is called Hiraeth, The 3.9 Art Collective explores Home. Hiraeth is Welsh term that means longing for home, homesickness, or longing for a place that does not exist. For this exhibit, the collective is examining this concept from an African American perspective. My contribution for this exhibit are four doors (Portals) that are representations of African Americans losing, searching, finding, and the continued fight for a home. 

EBB / FLOW PRO ARTS: The Annual 2015 Exhibit

December 2, 2014 - January 16, 2015


Ebb / Flow brings together work by fifteen artists in response to a Jean Genet quote on the potentiality of creative expression to depict and amount to lived realities. Jurors Garcia and Keith selected this quote to draw together a group of artists who explore the role and function of art in moments of conflict and intensified difference.

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