Resistance Reverb: Movements 1 & 2 in the SF Chronicle

Lava Thomas chose as her theme the idea of solidarity, producing a soundless tribute to music — a shower of red tambourines suspended from the ceiling — as a metaphor for community. The tambourine, a wall text points out, is an easily learned instrument that plays a part in the traditional music of numerous cultures around the world. Thomas lightly imposes a reference to her own African American heritage here and there, but keeps the whole an open-ended invitation to unity, as a wall of mirrored instruments incorporates the viewer, the room and, by extension, the world.
— Charles Desmarais, The San Francisco Chronicle
Image credit: Colson Griffith Photography

Image credit: Colson Griffith Photography

Thank you, Charles Desmarais, for featuring Resistance Reverb: Movements 1 & 2, in your review of Be Not Still, Part 2, at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art. The exhibition will be on view through December 30. 

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