William Rhodes “Still Water”


Paint, Pencil, pen and fabric, 65″ x 50″ x 1″, 2024

For this series, I’m incorporating artist James Phillips’ paintings as backdrops for my quilts. James, one of my early art teachers and a master painter, played a pivotal role in the Black Arts movement from the 1960s to the 1980s. He was a member of the Harlem, NY artist collective Weusi and later became one of the key figures in AfriCOBRA (the African Commune of Bad Relevant Artists), an African-American artists’ collective formed in Chicago in 1968. AfriCOBRA was dedicated to integrating African aesthetics, iconography, and positive political imagery into African American art. It’s my hope that this creative exchange adds value and vitality, serving as a lasting remembrance of the rich history and contributions of San Francisco’s Black residents.

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Artwork may be picked up in the Building 101 Gallery after 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 29, 2024. Other pickup dates available the following week.

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