Richmond Creates! brings work created in our ‘Art in the Community’ offsite satellite classes to the Richmond Art Center. The artists showing work range from ages 5 to 85 and were participants in 6-10 week art classes held at local schools and community centers. The talented teaching artists facilitating these classes are dedicated to sharing the joy and power of the creative process in service to learning and well-being.
Due to health and wellness concerns surrounding the outbreak of COVID-19, the Richmond Art Center is currently closed. Dewey Crumpler: Crossings was originally scheduled to open at the Richmond Art Center in March 2020. With this uncertain and evolving situation, and for the well-being of our community, this exhibition will now be rescheduled. New dates to be announced soon.
Dewey Crumpler: Crossings is the first survey of Dewey Crumpler’s ‘shipping container’ work to be exhibited in the Bay Area. The exhibition will include over 120 works that ask us to consider the history, lived legacy and future impact of the global shipping industry.
About the Artist: Dewey Crumpler is an Associate Professor of painting at San Francisco Art Institute. His current work examines issues of globalization and cultural co-modification through the integration of digital imagery, video and traditional painting techniques. Crumpler’s works are in the permanent collections of the California African American Museum, Triton Museum of Art Los Angeles and Oakland Museum Of California. Crumpler has received the Flintridge Foundation Award, National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship, as well as The Fleishhacker Foundation Fellowship Eureka Award. Collapse was Crumpler’s most recent exhibition at Seattle University’s Hedreen Gallery. He is represented by Jenkins Johnsons Gallery. deweycrumpler.com
Image: Dewey Crumpler, Untitled 1, 2017, Acrylic and mixed media on canvas. Courtesy of the Artist
This exhibition is informed by the interchange of ideas and material, the crisscrossing of bodies and objects, and the weaving of histories and personal narratives. Over 200 artists submitted artwork for consideration; 16 were ultimately selected whose work resonated with these ideas. Much like warp and weft threads interlace to form a visible pattern through the weaving process, each work hints at deeper implications sitting just beneath the surface.
– Kevin B. Chen
Image: Pilar Agüero-Esparza, Stratum/Merging, 2019 Acrylic, leather, nails on wood panel. Courtesy of the Artist
Every spring the Richmond Art Center partners with the West Contra Costa Unified School District to present the annual WCCUSD Student Art Show.
Image: Lizbeth Romero, Sweet Bliss, 2019 (Richmond High School)