Rena Bransten Gallery
July 9 - August 2022
Minnesota Street Project
1275 Minnesota Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Harvard Art Museum, MA
Fairfield Museum of Art, CT
Works on Paper
Broken Shadows is an ongoing series that began during San Francisco’s 2020 mandatory shelter-in-place order and broadly references the positives and negatives of the silkscreens used to create a lot of the work. The impetus of the project was to keep busy—Rodney told himself that he would create a new work every one and a half days to stabilize his art practice during quarantine. Eventually, Broken Shadows evolved into a project that allowed Ewing to reuse his large archive of silkscreens to continue the conversations about Diaspora, Place, and Identity--ideas that are central in his practice. The central challenge in this project is using older work to create images that speak to the immediacy of 2020s racially fraught atmosphere. The re-use of material mirrors the cyclical nature of history; the resulting works are one-of-a-kind images that layer the past with the present to remind us of their inextricable link.
All work are one of a kind images and printed on vintage assembled ledger paper.
Selections from this series were on exhibit at
SF Museum of Modern Art
, from March - September 2021.
Works from this series were also presented by
, a program series curated by re.riddle, online 24 hours a day
SF MOMA Close to Home - Creativity in Crisis
Museum images (c) Bob Hsiang