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In Conversation: Davina Semo & Guest Curator Amy Owen

12 - 1 PM | LINK TBA

San Francisco-based artist Davina Semo joins guest curator Amy Owen for an expansive conversation about her practice and latest body of work, Core Reflections, which was on view at di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in Napa until shelter-in-place orders took effect earlier this spring. Semo’s work spans two-and three dimensions to explore tensions between nature, society, and the self. Their discussion will explore the origins of Semo’s commission and its growing relevance during this unprecedented moment of physical isolation and civil unrest. 

Presented in coordination with Minnesota Street Project.

Davina Semo (b. 1981, Washington, DC) earned her BA at Brown University in 2003 and her MFA from the University of California, San Diego in 2006. Semo has shown extensively throughout the United States and Europe, including solo exhibitions at Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco) and Marlborough Chelsea (New York). Group exhibitions include Hair and Skin at Derek Eller Gallery (New York), TOUCHPIECE at Hannah Hoffman Gallery (Los Angeles) and Show Me as I Want to Be Seen at The Contemporary Jewish Museum (San Francisco). Davina Semo lives and works in San Francisco, CA. Semo is represented by Jessica Silverman Gallery (San Francisco), Marlborough Gallery (New York), and Ribordy Thetaz (Geneva).

 

Messenger, 2019, polished and painted cast bronze bell, whipped nylon line, wooden clapper, powder-coated chain, hardware bell: 32 inches tall x 13 inches diameter, overall dimensions variable Photo: John Wilson White Image courtesy of Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, and the artist.

Messenger 2019 polished and patinated cast bronze bell, whipped nylon line, wooden clapper, powder-coated chain, hardware bell: 32 inches tall x 13 inches diameter, overall dimensions variable Photo: John Wilson White Image courtesy of Jessica Silverman Gallery, San Francisco, and the artist.

In Conversation: Jim Drain and Josh Faught

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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. Drain’s work is in the permanent collection of the Whitney Museum of Art; Pérez 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