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.
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.
Images Top Left: Binh Danh, Stay Woke Buddha 1, 2017, daguerreotype, 7.5" x 5" unframed, 12" x 9.5" framed, variant 1 Top Right: Sonya Clark, Unraveled Persistence, 2016, deconstructed nylon Confederate Battle Flag threads, flag pole, 104" x 24" x 8", edition of 5 Third: Enrique Chagoya, Mindful 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 Olujimi, Killing Time, 2017, mixed media, 60" x 15"