The works selected for this exhibition break down the barrier between stereotypes, folklore, and lived experience.

Observational and sometimes satirical, the works create a new map of the territory, a map whose borders shift and move through time. This is a show about the stories we tell ourselves and the ways we gather the contradictions of our identities and claim them as our own.

Image Credit: Robert Gwathmey “Flowers for the Pulpit,” ca. 1959. Oil on canvas. Courtesy of the Johnson Collection