White Fence - CODAworx

White Fence

Submitted by Keith Francis

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Client: Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MassArtX SoWa Gallery

Location: Boston, MA, United States

Completion date: 2021

Artwork budget: $8,000

Project Team

Sculptor

Keith Francis

Keith Francis Art

Fabricator

Steven Flowers

All Metals

Overview

A sculptural artwork investigation into alienation and disenfranchisement in our society. During the June 6, 2020, Black Lives Matter protest, over half a million people protested in over 550 locations across the United States. These protests are setting into motion a sustained and widespread social political change in the country.

White Fence: Wood with aluminum base 8′-4″ X 9′-0″ X 6′-0″ | 2.5 X 2.7 X 1.8 m, weight 120 lbs.

Massachusetts College of Art and Design, MassArtXSoWa Gallery, 460C Harrison Avenue, Suite C-08, Boston, Massachusetts 02118
Exhibition: Protest & Power September 25 – October 24, 2021.

Goals

The MassArt x SoWa Student/Alumni Curatorial Project is the perfect opportunity to continue the conversation within the Boston community. To keep the momentum moving forward, artist Keith Francis proposed an exhibition featuring artists, films, music and community engagement mobilized around the theme Black Lives Matter.

Process

Massachusetts College of Art and Design curatorial project exhibition. A collaboration with national artist and film makers, Graduate Dean, President, Alumni office and the greater Boston community.

Additional Information

“Boston, despite its best efforts, and decades of spectacular growth and prosperity, continues to be a tale of two cities, one prosperous and well off, the other struggling to make ends meet. We’re both one of the nation’s most expensive and economically unequal cities. The triple pandemic of COVID-19, economic devastation, and the very public exposure of systemic racial disparities that have long plagued our country, even since before its founding, calls upon all of us—all people of goodwill and good conscience—to seize this moment, and to write a new chapter for Boston and its current and future residents.” Lee Pelton, CEO of the Boston Foundation.