Join the San Francisco Arts Commission Galleries (SFAC Galleries) for the opening reception of The Retrieval, a solo exhibition of works by Bay Area artist Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle.
The Retrieval features a large body of works that respond to the disappearance of Black women and female-identifying women due to various abuses and the current human trafficking trade in the Bay Area and beyond. The exhibition responds to how we perceive, comprehend, and react to these erasures as removed spectators or actively involved witnesses with new work from two distinct bodies of work. Drawings from the artist’s ongoing The Evanesced series focus on the erasure of Black women from the African Diaspora, will take over the gallery’s walls. Holding court in the center of the space is a new large-scale, textile-based, healer-figure inspired by Nigerian Egungun festival costumes.
The work is a new addition to the artist’s research and educational platform for a contested geography and culture named Kentrifica.
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle is an interdisciplinary visual artist, writer and performer. Her practice fluctuates between collaborations and participatory projects to projects that are intimate and based on her experiences in relationship to historical events and contexts.
Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle’s solo exhibition The Retrieval is on view at the SFAC Main Gallery from February 16 - April 7, 2018. The gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Opening Reception: Friday, February 16, 6:00-8:00 p.m.