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RODNEY EWING

Rodney Ewing's specific wall installation 
Extinguishing Sweetness as a Threat (Elijah McClain), will be on view at Jack Shainman Gallery's upstate location The School in This Tender, Fragile Thing, opening January 15 and running through April 30, 2022. Black Panther memorabilia from the gallery's collection will serve as touchstones throughout the presentation of works by Ewing and other notable artists including Carrie Mae Weems, Hank Willis Thomas, Gordon Parks, Kerry James Marshall, Theaster Gates, Barkley L. Hendricks, Nick Cave, Radcliffe Bailey, and Nina Chanel Abney, among others, to open up dialogue between the cultural movements of the 1960s and contemporary artists carrying forward that spirit today. Watch a time-lapse video of Ewing's process behind creating Extinguishing Sweetness as a Threat (Elijah McClain) here.

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LAVA THOMAS CURATES THE ARTIST'S EYE AT BAMPFA ON VIEW THROUGH JULY 

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.