SFAC commission: Art on Market Street.
Six unique images by Rodney Ewing in bus kiosks along SF's busy commercial corridor.
"With the current political climate of aggression toward Sanctuary cities and their constituents, along with federal reinforcement of this sentiment, the stories of immigrants and their families are being overlooked. The humanity of these individuals is being taken for granted, and as a result, our sense of empathy has also suffered.
In order to subvert this current state of suspicion, while also making individual narratives and identity paramount, I reconstructed institutional systems of identification to allow the participants in this project a platform to tell their diverse stories. My goal for this project is to move this discussion of immigration from being monolithic, to one that is complexed and nuanced as the people reflected in this art work."
Following Ewing's Spring 2018 residency at the Djerassi Resident Artist Program, recently completed private commission Moving Pictures, and the artist's SFAC Public Art Commission Human Beings: Sanctuary City, Ewing was highlighted as the 'Featured Artist' in PREGAME Magazine. Through in an interview, the artist discusses the process behind his drawings, installations, and mixed media works, which focus on his need to intersect body and place, memory, and fact to re-examine human histories, cultural conditions, and events. With his work, he pursues a narrative that requires us to be present and intimate.
READ THE FULL PREGAME MAGAZINE ARTICLE
The original artworks, as well as limited edition prints, are available—with a portion of sales going to KIND (Kids in Need of Defense). My artwork for the Art on Market Street Kiosk Poster Series—recently featured in The Art Newspaper—will be on view along San Francisco's busy commercial corridor on Market Street between 8th Street and the Embarcadero through August 2018 (read the SF Art Commission press release here).