Why Art Matters

June 17 - August 12, 2017

Gallery One & Dark Room

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Participating Artists

Chaz Bojorquez

Beatriz Cortez & Rafa Esparza

Arshia Haq

Kenyatta AC Hinkle

Finishing School

Linda Pollack

Henry Taylor

Glen Wilson

Liat Yossifor

Dan Cameron

Tyler Stalling

Nancy Meyer

Kio Griffith

Max Presneill

Kristina Newhouse

Paul Schimmel

Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett

Nancy Meyer

Participating Curators

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TAM invited some of the leading curators in Southern California to each select an artist/artists group that they feel meaningfully reflect upon the projects title, Why Art Matters. These curators have shown a commitment to the value of art and culture, and the artists they selected have shown, via their myriad practices, some of the engaged and often profound reasons that art has been an essential ingredient to the building of civilizations throughout history. Culture is important, and visual art is a cornerstone of culture. With current threats to the National Endowment for the Arts, and arts funding in general, we see a need to restate the power and vitality of contemporary art. It mirrors our humanity, our concerns and interests, and it is the greatest example, alongside science, of the curiosity that has helped humanity achieve its finest moments.

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