Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Lisa Sette Gallery



Saturday, March 11, 2017
Public Preview: 12pm - 5pm
Evening Reception: 7pm - 9pm 

Tell Me Why at Lisa Sette Gallery
Tell Me Why, Tell Me Why, Tell Me Why (Why Can't We Live Together?)
March 4 - April 29, 2017

Public Preview
Saturday, March 11 from 12pm - 5pm

Evening Reception
Saturday, March 11 from 7pm - 9pm
What do we do when the news makes us cry?
Art remains a source of solace, explanation, and surprise. In Tell Me Why, a diverse range of contemporary artists consider our present moment of conflict, addressing narratives of difference and resentment as well as hope and beauty. The show’s title is a lyric from the 1972 Timmy Thomas recording Why Can’t We Live Together? The song's central question resonates throughout the show, with responses in the form of conceptually rigorous work from artists including: Enrique ChagoyaSonya Clark, Jamal Cyrus, Binh DanhClaudio DicocheaAngela EllsworthMaximo GonzalezSiri Devi KhandavilliMark KlettCarrie MarillLuis Molina-Pantin, Ann Morton, Reynier Leyva Novo, Kambui Olujimi, and Charlotte Potter.
Everyone is born somewhere. I'm not so interested in the idea of a shared origin, I'm interested in the idea of a shared destination.
Claudio Dicochea


Enrique Chagoya at Lisa Sette GalleryTell Me Why at Lisa Sette Gallery
In an essential way, Tell Me Why is a united act, presenting contemporary work by artists from Bangalore to Mexico; the borderlands of the Southwest to California's immigrant shores.  While valuing conceptual exploration over a specific or exacting agenda, the artists of Tell Me Why converge in the shared practice of working to make sense of our common humanity.

All we want is some peace in this world.
—Timmy Thomas

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Top Left: Binh DanhStay Woke Buddha 1, 2017, daguerreotype, 7.5" x 5" unframed, 12" x 9.5" framed, variant 1
Top Right: Sonya ClarkUnraveled Persistence, 2016, deconstructed nylon Confederate Battle Flag threads, flag pole, 104" x 24" x 8", edition of 5
Third: Enrique ChagoyaMindful Savage Guide to Reverse Anthropology (detail), 2017, acrylic and water based oil paint on de-acidified vintage paper, 15” x 97” framed, unique
Fourth: Kambui OlujimiKilling Time, 2017, mixed media, 60" x 15"

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