Sadie Barnette: Phone Home

Museum of the African Diaspora

Glittering in gold and platinum, the work of Sadie Barnette illuminates relics of a past deeply rooted in West Coast aesthetics and politics. A former artist in residence at the Studio Museum in Harlem, Barnette presents this installation as an example of a continuous exchange between two centers of Black artistic production. Sculptural speakers, "candy-coated" in holographic car paint, act as both shield and beacon, as the inflection of prismatic light envelops vestiges of her childhood in the Bay Area.

This is what SF/Arts curator Christian L. Frock has to say about Sadie Barnette: Phone Home :

Between “Black Refractions” from The Studio Museum in Harlem—another museum pick—and this fantastic solo exhibition featuring up-and-coming art star Sadie Barnette, MoAD is one of the hottest tickets in town. Oakland-based Barnette’s work transforms the urban mundane into glittering spectacle, offering new ways to reflect on identity and place.

Event Info
Jan 06 → Apr 14
Wed-Sat 11 am-6 pm; Sun noon-5 pm
Museum of the African Diaspora (MoAD)
685 Mission, San Francisco
Info: (415) 358-7200
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