Travis Somerville: A Great Cloud of Witnesses
Catherine Clark Gallery
150 Minna Street, San Francisco
Through April 13
In his solo exhibition at Catherine Clark Gallery, Travis Somerville presents a mixed-media exhibition, layering past and present. He continues his work investigating historical memory and questioning how particular fragmented stories are simplified into collective truths. Specifically, Somerville uses imagery from the Civil Rights movement to exploreÂ the status of human rights in our contemporary society. ByÂ presenting current stories of immigration, Uzbekistanâ€™s childÂ labor, and the uprisings of the Arab Spring against collages,Â images, and objects from the Civil Rights movement, Somerville explores our â€œpost racialâ€ culture. One installationÂ presents a line of reproduced racially designated water fountains mounted to a gallery wall.