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di Rosa Opening Reception: Ana Teresa Fernández

October 7, 2023 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art is pleased to present Listen Louder: Ana Teresa Fernández (October 7, 2023-January 21, 2024). In her largest career survey to date, San Francisco-based multidisciplinary artist Fernández shows paintings, sculptures, and films alongside site-specific installations and performances exploring the intersection of migration and climate change.

Land-based installations – including a glittering ‘SHHH’ floating on di Rosa’s Winery Lake, and an exhortation to ‘LISTEN’ visible from Sonoma Highway – encourage us to listen louder to the earth, and each other. Inside the gallery, the exhibition features paintings, sculptures, videos, and photographs from major projects including At the Edge of Distance (2022), Of Bodies and Borders (2018 – 2019), and Borrando La Frontera (Erasing the Border) (2011/2021) which foreground Fernández’s continued inquiry into narratives around the border.

Fernández’s rigorous practice emerges from site-specific interventions and embodied actions, and her work frequently meditates on how borderlands delimit movement and stasis; freedom and detention; and even life and death. Through enacted narratives, she embodies the stories that divide but also bind us as human beings sharing a planet of great fragility and beauty.

“Fernández’s work raises vital questions about links between border politics and our changing planet, questions especially relevant to Napa and Sonoma communities,” states di Rosa Executive Director Kate Eilertsen. “Her work begs us to listen louder to one another.”

Non-member cost: $10/person

Member cost: $0 + one guest for free