Artist Statement: Rodney Ewing

Open Studios:  Saturday October 9th and Sunday, October 10th.  11 – 6 both days.  Welcome!    To gain entry, go to gate at 2830 – 20th Street, between Bryant and York streets in SF Mission district (94110) or call: 415-935-3641. Studio is wheelchair accessible.


While debating demanding topics such as race, religion, or war, it is simple enough to become polarized, and see situations in either black or white, right or wrong. These tactics may satisfy individuals whose position depends on employing policies or implementing strategies that promote specific agendas for a specific constituency. But as an artist, it is more important to create a platform that moves us past alliances, and begins a dialogue that informs, questions, and in some cases even satires our divisive issues. Without this type of introspection, we are in danger of having apathy rule our senses. We can easily succumb to a national mob mentality, and ignore individual accounts and memories. There has to be an intersection where body and place, memory and fact are merged to re-examine human interactions and cultural conditions to create a narrative that requires us to be present and profound.