San Francisco artist Mildred Howard sited her project in the Baggage Building of the Santa Fe Depot. Her installation consisted of two components, Abode: Sanctuary for the Familia(r)/Hogar: el santuario para lo familia(r) and From Cotton to Coal ... the Last Train/Del algodón al carbón ... El último tren. As a continuation of her exploration of architectural forms and everyday materials that poetically call forth issues of cultural identity and memory, Howard chose to reinstall Abode, first created for the San Jose Museum of Art. Abode and From Cotton to Coal reference Howard’s own cultural history as an African-American woman.
Curator: Lynda Forsha
Organizer: Installation Gallery
Venue: Santa Fe Depot, San Diego
Additional project sponsors
Bruce Allbright Agency; Coastal States Energy Company; Gallery Paule Anglim; Pro Powerwash
Mildred Howard, Art in Context/ Lecture, inSITE94
CLOSEUP, Mildred Howard, Abode: Sanctuary for the Familia(r)/From Cotton to Coal...The Last Train, inSITE94.