Opening Reception: Keep The Family Close
Tuesday, Apr 24, 2018, 5:00PM - 7:00PM
Diego Rivera Gallery
800 Chestnut Street

Opening Reception: Keep the Family Close

Tuesday, April 24 | 5–7pm

Join us for the opening reception of Keep the Family Close featuring works by Wesaam Al-Badry, Chloe’ Terez Allison, Yoni Asega, Nathaniel DeVivo, Nicholas Espejo, Ruvianne Fetsco, Ashlyn Forbes, Maya Herdigein, Kamal Jahi, Naomi Lee, April Lynn, Juancy Matos, Kennedy Morgan, Olivia Nevins-Carbins, Alexander Newman, James Patterson, and Syd Yocom.

We make art about our family because if one drop of blood is in anguish how could we bear to make picturesque photos of trees. We make art about race because even deeply personal work is a reference to a body that we are always part of. A womb we never left. All around us our family is hurting, black men, woman, and children are being killed and the powers in place paint a picture of a world that seems just as bleak as the days before. Through all this we are often alone, the black student body of SFAI is 3.6% and recent estimate puts the city of San Francisco at 2.7%. We’re here together; we’re here for each other; and, that is all we feel needs to be said. Because it’s what we have to do.

Curated by Nathaniel DeVivo
Image: Courtesy of Nathaniel DeVivo

Image: Courtesy of Nathaniel DeVivo