Jessica Silverman presents “David Huffman: Odyssey,” an exhibition of paintings and works on paper from 2004 to 2009, currently on view through February 25. Oakland-based artist David Huffman skillfully explores our uncertain world through the creation of “Traumanauts,” Black astronauts who surf through the depths of a murky universe searching for truth, solace, and home. Invoking his family’s sense of activism and revolution in the face of trauma and inequality, Huffman has developed an artistic dialogue in Afrofuturism which revolves around the history of Black slavery. Through his deft use of gesso, glitter, and acrylic, Huffman examines themes of memory and loss in sweeping and moody scenes of fire, fury, loneliness, and ultimately, new horizons.
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