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Rodney Ewing; photo: courtesy the artist

Community Voices: A Public Dialogue with Rodney Ewing

Thursday, Sept 3, 2015

5 p.m.

Museum of the African Diaspora


Rodney Ewing, artist and 3.9 Art Collective member

Every Thursday evening during Portraits and Other Likenesses from SFMOMA, join us in the MoAD galleries for Community Voices: A Public Dialogue. Hear a creative thinker from the Bay Area cultural community reflect on the exhibition’s themes of identity, representation, space, and diaspora, and how these themes inspire the speaker’s practice. From August 27 through October 1, Community Voices will feature speakers from the 3.9 Art Collective.

The 3.9 Art Collective is an association of African American artists, curators, and art writers who live in San Francisco, and came together to draw attention to the city’s dwindling population of black residents. The Collective bears witness to this phenomenon and seeks to reverse it by drawing attention to the historical and ongoing presence of black artists in the city and creative expression in its black communities.

Rodney Ewing is a San Francisco-based artist. His drawings, installations, and mixed-media works focus on the need to intersect body and place, memory and fact, in order to reexamine human histories, cultural conditions, and events. His most recent accomplishments include a de Young Museum artist residency and an SFAC grant to pursue his collaborative project Untethered — A History of Displacement in the Fillmore District.