Opening Reception

Opening Reception

Projects by Angela Hennessy, Rodney Ewing, and The Center for Tactical Magic

October 6, 2017
7:00 – 9:00 PM

Join us for the opening reception of Southern Exposure's fall season!

Angela Hennessy’s solo exhibition When and where I enter showcases new large-scale sculptural works exploring blackness and the relationship between identity, visibility, and materiality. Hennessy’s textile-based practice often addresses cultural narratives of the body and mortality. These newly commissioned installations of woven, crocheted and braided synthetic and human hair boldly reclaim delicate Victorian-era crafts of mourning ritual, layered with signifiers of race, femininity and sensuality.

Rodney Ewing's wall installation Days and Occasions: The Unexpected Griot weaves together overheard conversational fragments with notations of time, memorializing and elevating ephemeral moments of social engagement. Like a traditional West African griot, Ewing is a collector and conveyor of neighborhood oral information.

In the vein of the Department of Homeland Security’s campaign by the same name, If You See Something, Say Something by The Center for Tactical Magic reaches out to Bay Area citizens to report ghost sightings. In this moment when the “new normal” seems increasingly paranormal, the posters that make up the project state, “Research shows that hauntings increase during periods of social stress, environmental collapse, war, economic decline, racism, and government crises.”