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.