Monthly Archives: December 2019

Conversation Pieces Opening Reception

Gallery 1

di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art presents

๐˜พ๐™ค๐™ฃ๐™ซ๐™š๐™ง๐™จ๐™–๐™ฉ๐™ž๐™ค๐™ฃ ๐™‹๐™ž๐™š๐™˜๐™š๐™จ

Davina Semo: Core Reflections
Gallery 1 | January 29โ€“June 28, 2020

Jim Drain: Membrane
Gallery 1 | February 19โ€“December 27, 2020

Join us as we celebrate the launch of two new exhibitions:

Davina Semo: ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด highlights a new body of work by the San Franciscoโ€“based artist that considers the unique setting of Gallery 1 in relation to the landscape. Combining industrial materials and natural forms, it underscores the precarious state of the environment and offers a contemplative space for self-reflection.

Jim Drain: ๐˜”๐˜ฆ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฃ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ is the Providence-based artistโ€™s first solo commission in Northern California. This fully interactive yearlong installation connects visitors with a lineage of countercultural dreamers who deployed craft and handwork to build a more democratic and inclusive world.

๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜—๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ๐˜ด showcases newly commissioned works by emerging and mid-career artists who spark dialogue with the artistic legacy of Northern California. This series continues di Rosaโ€™s ongoing interest in supporting the production of new work, and is notable for expanding the organizationโ€™s programmatic scope to include artists working both in and outside of the Bay Area.


For more information, contact or 707.226.5991 x25

NOTE: Beginning January 29, enjoy free visit early access to di Rosaโ€™s Gallery 1 and view Davina Semo’s completed installation, ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ ๐˜™๐˜ฆ๐˜ง๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด as well as a โ€œbehind-the-scenesโ€ glimpse of the Jim Drainโ€™s new immersive program hub mid-installation, in anticipation of the opening reception for Conversation Pieces in Gallery 1, scheduled for Saturday, February 22, 2020.

Sunday, February 23, access to the Courtyard and Sculpture Meadow begins. After a visit to Gallery 1, accompany one of our informative docents to the upper grounds for even more inspiration. (read more about 2020 tours & access)

dI ROSA Update on COVID-19

Center for Community

To support our communityโ€™s efforts to decrease the spread of the covid-19 virus, di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art is temporarily closed. With advisement from our local and state officials, di Rosa will continue to monitor the situation and adjust the dates of this temporary closure accordingly. Join our mailing list to receive latest news about exhibitions and events.

Along with regular visiting and tour services, programs scheduled during this period have been postponed or suspended pending further developments.

For up-to-date information regarding the virus and community response visit, Napa County Public Health.

For more information regarding programs and future visits please call 707-226-5991;25 for assistance Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. PST. Or email

di Rosa Days

Tickets: $30 general / $15 members / $5 ages 17 and underย 

di Rosa Days

Tickets: $30 general / $15 members / $5 ages 17 and underย 

Save the Date! More Details Coming Soon!

In Conversation: Jim Drain and Josh Faught


Jim Drain is joined in conversation by San Francisco-based artist Josh Faught. The two will discuss their enduring interest in fiber arts and their own distinct yet related approaches to the medium which blend abstract forms with an activist sensibility. The history and influence of Northern California countercultural makers and the social and cultural connotations of craft will inform this interregional discussion all within the context of Drain’s newly commissioned work Membrane.

About the Artist

Jim Drain (b. 1975 in Cleveland, Ohio) is a multi-media artist based in Providence, Rhode Island and holds a BFA in Sculpture from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1998. His work with Forcefield was active from 1996 to 2002 and was part of the Whitney Biennial in 2002. He has had numerous solo and group exhibitions including University of Florida, Gainesville; Locust Projects in Miami, Florida; Blanton Museum at the University of Texas, Austin; John Michael Kohler Arts Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin; The Garage in Moscow, Russia; The Pit in Los Angeles, California; Nathalie Karg Gallery in New York City; Nina Johnson in Miami, Florida, and Parker Gallery in Los Angeles, Califonia. Drainโ€™s work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of Art; Pรฉrez Art Museum, Miami; Museum of Modern Art; The Rhode Island School of Design Museum; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.


Photography by Israel Valencia/Infinity Visual