"[Art] does have some extraordinary functions, some odd negotiating ability between people, including people who never meet and yet who infiltrate and enrich each other's lives. It does have the capacity to create intimacy; it does have a way of healing wounds, and better yet of making it apparent that not all wounds need healing and not all scars are ugly... We are in this together, this accumulation of scars, this world of objects, this physical and temporary heaven that so often takes on the countenance of hell. What matters is kindness; what matters is solidarity. What matters is staying alert, staying open." -The Lonely City by Olivia Laing
The gallery is pleased to present a rich selection of works to elicit a feeling of community, and to remind us of simple shared experiences that we look forward to again in the hopefully not too distant future. Whether the images evoke personal memories, transport you to a moment or reverie, or simply provide a brief welcome distraction, we hope they also serve as a testament to the communal experience of art.
From ancient cave drawings to photographs taken just yesterday, art has allowed people to speak to each other across physical and temporal distances. At its most powerful art is about the stories that connect us, and we hope these images speak to you now, as the story continues.