A dual show featuring work by
Rodney Ewing & Isis Hockenos
Thursday May 14, 2015
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
The recipient of numerous honors and awards, most recently, the coveted Artist in Residence at the DeYoung Museum of San Francisco, Ewing received his BFA from LSU, Baton Rouge, and MFA in printmaking from West Virginia University.
Ewing’s work creates 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. The work is a visual platform that moves us past alliances, and begins a dialogue that informs, questions, and in some cases even satires our divisive issues.
Hockenos received her BA from Sarah Lawrence University, and studied printmaking at Fondazione il Bisonte in Florence, Italy.
In this body of work, Hockenos explores the universality of repetitive tasks, the much maligned Taylorism. Identically uniformed, (wo)men’s hands move in synch, producing consistent, precise piecework. Through color and language, she evokes the female sensibility as applied to manual labor and traditionally masculine industries. Whether shearing sheep, carding wool, picking snails from lettuce, shelling peas, breaking down a duck or stuffing quail in unison, the spirit and desire of the worker remains unique.