Why Art Matters!
This exhibition is being staged in response to the potential threat to the funding of the National Endowment for the Arts. We have invited some of the leading Curators in SoCal to each select an artist/artists group that they feel reflect upon the projects title, Why Art Matters. These artists 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 Art is a cornerstone of Culture. It mirrors our concerns and interests and it is the greatest example, alongside Science, of the curiosity that has helped Humanity get where it is, in its finest moments.
The Artists: Chaz Bojorquez, Beatriz Cortez with Rafa Esparza, Finishing School, Arshia Haq, Kenyatta AC Hinkle, Linda Pollack, Henry Taylor, Glen Wilson, Liat Yossifor
The Curators are: Dan Cameron, Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett, Kio Griffith, Nancy Meyer, Kristina Newhouse, Paul Schimmel, Max Presneill, Tyler Stallings, Catherine Taft