Work in progress: June 16–July 25
Final installation: July 28–August 15
Artist Reception: Sunday, July 28, 4–6PM
Oakland-based artist Rodney Ewing (AIR ’19) delves into a host of references to explore the topic of race in his new body of work, The Devil Finds Work. Illuminating personal stories and memories, he draws on the Green-Book, the story of H. Box Brown (a slave who shipped himself to freedom), and recent accounts of state-supported violence against African Americans. Ewing’s installations and works on paper chronicle how the Black Body has had to evolve to move through physical, social, and psychological spaces in the United States, and the continued resilience and defiance required to survive.
Image: Rodney Ewing, Hard Court, 2018; recycled lath, basketballs, and graphite; 31.5 x 10.5 x 19 in.; © Rodney Ewing