In 2022 we added 42 artworks by working Bay Area artists to our collection through a gift of the SVANE Family Foundation. In this interview, we speak with two of those artists, Demetri Broxton and Ramekon O’Arwisters, about how Black culture and liberation are expressed through their mixed-media practices.

Shell-encrusted boxing gloves punch hard at the viscera, simultaneously eliciting speculations on the bloody bone of Black American, African, and Louisiana Creole cultural histories.

MAY 12, 2023 by Maria Porges Ramekon O’Arwisters’ career as a sculptor has been characterized from the start by fearless and authentic experimentation with materials. These have included the textiles familiar from his childhood, followed by broken shards of glass and ceramic discovered during an artist’s residency at San Francisco’s Recology/Waste Management. He has since […]