Displaced: A Solo Exhibition by Spencer Keeton
January 11, 2020 - February 9, 2020
Spencer Keeton Cunningham is a San Francisco based contemporary artist who has been exhibiting in museums and galleries for the past 18 years internationally and in the United States. He has exhibited at the Wenying Highland Art Museum in China in 2013 as well as in Hong Kong, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, New York, Los Angeles, Oakland, San Francisco, Hawaii, Amsterdam, Miami, Alaska, Seattle, Menlo Park and Vancouver, British Columbia.
This current solo exhibit titled “Displaced” has a multi-faceted meaning but is primarily derived from Cunningham’s American Indian heritage hailing from the Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation in northeastern Washington. The idea of displacement is a common theme among the native communities of North America. The “Displaced” exhibit falls into the group of past exhibits Cunningham has created in the Bay Area including such exhibits as “Gentrified” showcasing San Francisco’s ever changing gentrification and “ARCHETYPE$” shedding light on the Tech influx in San Jose, California.
50% of any artwork sold from the Displaced exhibit will go towards benefiting the Wet’Suwet’en First Nations people and their battle against the CGL pipeline and RCMP that is currently unfolding up north in British Colombia right now.
Cunningham’s art can also be currently found on display in the Permanent Collection of the Berkeley Art museum, The Crocker Museum in Sacramento, and in print form in the permanent book collection at the Smithsonian Museum of the American Indian in Washington D.C. Cunningham was also recently inducted into the World Congress of Art History in Beijing, China by Art Historian Elaine O’Brien.