Opening | Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times (Part I)

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Opening | Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times (Part I)

Join us as we celebrate the opening of "Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times," di Rosa's largest and most ambitious exhibition to date. Presented in two parts throughout 2018, "Be Not Still" addresses concerns of the present social and political atmosphere through new commissions and di Rosa’s permanent collection. It is also the debut of di Rosa's freshly renovated Gallery 2, including the addition of a new program hub, providing visitors with more opportunities to interact with the exhibition throughout its run. Part I (Jan. 27-May 27, 2018) Artists + Projects: San Francisco-based authors Dodie Bellamy & Kevin Killian explore the topic of surveillance through a curated presentation of works from di Rosa’s permanent collection that evoke a sense of vulnerability, danger, and foreboding through imagery, mood, or form.

Ala Ebtekar responds to the theme of citizenship by transferring a field image from the Hubble Space Telescope onto an elaborate ceramic floor installation, inviting viewers to gaze downward to find no visible distinctions between stars, planets, space, or time, and explore what it means to be a territory without borders. Allison Smith debuts a series of sculptural installations to investigate the rise of white nationalism and how patriotism might be viewed in a different light. Smith anchors her project in an assembly of cast iron Tiki torches evoking those recently used in protests in Charlottesville, VA, and takes current debates on the removal of confederate monuments to explore the potent materiality of sculpture. Rigo 23 explores the concept of American exceptionalism through a large-scale, three-dimensional rendering of the American Flag, inviting viewers to walk in and around this metaphor for territory, with the installation’s stripes-as-walls configuration suggesting the physical and ideological boundaries that may come to define this country.

Learn more about the exhibition: OPENING RECEPTION: SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018 3-4 pm: Members Preview + Artists’ Talk 4-6 pm: Public Reception (Free) Need a ride or interested in carpooling? Join the event and post a message here to connect with people in your area who need a lift or are able to provide one. *** “Be Not Still: Living in Uncertain Times” Part I is on view January 27-May 27, 2018, at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art (5200 Sonoma Highway, Napa). Part II opens June 23, 2018, and features new work by Victor Cartagena, Ranu Mukherjee, Lava Thomas, and Lexa Walsh. Visit for more information.

I wish we were on the west coast and couldnsee this show.

It looks great Amy

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