Saturday, October 8, 2011

3.9 Art Collective Presents: “Still Here”

Opening Reception: Saturday October 8th, 2011, 7-9 pm

Sirron Norris Gallery and Studio

1406 B Valencia St @ 25th Street
San Francisco, CA 94110

Open to the Public Fri-Sat 11-7

Oct 8 – Nov 5, 2011

The word “black” now is synonymous with "vanishing". According to the 2010 census, the African American population in San Francisco declined to 3.9%, in a city that has always considered its cultural diversity as one of its strengths. Where once stood a people who were vibrant, productive, and an integral part of the city's daily life, African Americans are on the verge of dissident status.



With the exhibition entitled “Still Here”, San Francisco artists Nancy Cato, Rodney Ewing, Sirron Norris, William Rhodes, and Ron Moultrie Saunders have adopted this statistic and forged a banner of support and resistance. Their work represents their creative contribution to the African American existence, enriching the greater San Francisco artistic community with their narratives and perspectives born from being members of a diaspora community. The work may not stem the tide of the exodus, but to paraphrase the poet Dylan Thomas “We will not go quietly into that good night”.

Photo Credit: Art Work by William Rhodes

"Head of Ogon" and "Tonatiuh: The Aztec Sun God"

Both sculptures are made from re-purposed plastic forks, spoons, knives, paint and gold leaf.

The size of "The Aztec Sun God" is is 3.5ft x 3.5ft x 9in. The size of "Head of Ogon" is 33in x 12in x 12in.

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