|7/28, Artist Reception: Rodney Ewing and Kori Newkirk
||July 23, 2019
|Headlands Center for the Arts presents:
Artist Reception: Rodney Ewing and Kori Newkirk
Sunday, July 28, 4:00pm-6:00pm, Sausalito
MORE INFO: http://www.headlands.org/event/artist-reception-summer-project-space-installations/
Artist Reception: Sunday, July 28, 4-6PM
Work in progress studios: June 16-July 25
Final installations: July 28-August 15
See what Artists in Residence Rodney Ewing and Kori Newkirk have been working on in their Project Space studios at this reception celebrating the artists. Continue the conversation: stay for a family-style Sunday Supper following the reception at 6:30PM.
Rodney Ewing: Notes On A History
Oakland-based artist Rodney Ewing (Headlands Artist in Residence, 2019) delves into a host of references to explore the topic of race in his new body of work, Notes on a History. 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.
For Kori Newkirk (Headlands Artist in Residence, 2019), "the idea dictates the material." Pony beads, hair pomade, bicycle tires, tin cans, his own sweat and saliva-the artist has used them all. Whimsical yet thought-provoking, his sculptures and two-dimensional visual works transform everyday materials to elucidate the human condition, delving especially into ideas of racialized identity and their connection to place. During his residency, he will investigate the environment in and around Headlands, incorporating locally found objects to create a new work.
Sunday, July 28
Headlands Center for the Arts
944 Fort Barry
Sausalito, CA, 94965
About Headlands Center for the Arts:
Situated in a campus of artist-renovated military buildings in the Marin Headlands, just minutes north of San Francisco, Headlands Center for the Arts hosts a range of programs for artists and the public. Through these programs, Headlands offers opportunities for artist research, dialogue and exchange that build understanding and appreciation for the role of art in society.