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THE ARTIST'S EYE AT BAMPFA,
CO-CURATED BY LAVA THOMAS, ON VIEW THROUGH JULY 17

Lava Thomas, along with other established Bay Area artists Tammy Rae Carland, David Huffman, and John Zurier, all represented in BAMPFA’s collection, curate the exhibition The Artist's Eye centered on the artistic vision of each artist, engaging the space where the artist—as curator, collector, and maker—meets the museum. Each artist was invited to organize a section of the exhibition, using artworks and archival material from BAMPFA’s collection, as well as select works from their own collections, that range across diverse media, approaches to making, and historical time periods. Thomas’ presentation addresses BAMPFA’s relationship with Black artists, and women in particular, highlighting work made by Black female artists—including Erica Deeman, Betye Saar, and Carrie Mae Weems—that takes the experience of Black womanhood as its subject.

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RODNEY EWING AWARDED POLLOCK-KRASNER FOUNDATION GRANT + SOLO EXHIBITION AT RENA BRANSTEN GALLERY

'The Devil Finds Work,' a solo exhibition of new work by multimedia artist Rodney Ewing—who was recently awarded The Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant—opens at Minnesota Street Project in San Francisco, Saturday, July 9 with a reception from
3-5pm at Rena Bransten Gallery, where he is now represented. 
Through installations, sculpture, and works on paper, Ewing presents stories of survival of the Black body in America, and examines the continued struggle for autonomy over physical, mental, and spiritual safety in the face of racially motivated violence. The exhibition will remain on view through September 10, 2022. Ewing’s work has transcended disciplines and sectors, bringing his deep focus on overlooked historical objects, individuals, spaces, and events of the Black Diaspora into the public eye.