Part of the series "Planned Obsolescence"

Rodney Ewing, Hidden (2022). Silkscreen, colored pencil, and marker on ledger paper. 30.5 x 41.5 in.

Rodney Ewing is a visual artist, whose drawings, installations, and mixed media works focus on his need to intersect body and place, memory and fact, and to re- examine human histories, cultural conditions, and trauma. His work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, The Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, Jack Shainman Gallery: The School, The Drawing Center in NY, Jack Fisher Gallery and most recently at Rena Bransten Gallery. Ewing is a grantee of the Pollock Krasner award (2022) San Francisco Art Commission Individual Artist Grant (2016 and 2020) and his work has recently been included in to the collections of Tufts University Art Gallery, The Fine Arts Museums San Francisco, and Harvard Art Museums.
As a topic-based artist, his interdisciplinary practice involves extensive research of overlooked historical objects, individuals, spaces and events of the Black Diaspora. His narratives explore and translate the actual and emotional dimensions of these subjects to draw the viewer in toward the piece and immerses them in a reorienting experience of images, words and ideas. He layers visual elements to create an experience that is unique and nuanced within the context of his prints, sculptures, drawings, or installations. With his work, he is creating a platform that requires us to be both present and profound in our observations.