Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Rodney Ewing

Exhibit at Frey Norris Gallery through June 29, 2008

I have a particular interest in artists who grew up in military/navy/army families. There is a shared bond I feel, having grown up in a missionary family. I get their traveling around for something that is very serious, dealing face on with life & death, while its purpose is questionable.

Here's a bit about Ewing:
"Ewing grew up in a highly mobile military family. His father was a non-commissioned officer in the Air Force and they lived, over many years, in Louisiana, Virginia, Maryland, New Mexico, Kansas, Colorado, the Phillipines and at Lakenheath Air Force Base in England... received his MFA in printmaking from West Virginia University... Ewing routinely spends summers teaching art to teenagers in underserved parts of the world, such as a refugee camp in the Palestinian West Bank and an orphanage in Trinidad. He was a finalist for the 2007 SECA award at SFMOMA."

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