Nathalie Karg Gallery is pleased to present Won’t You Be My Neighbor, a group exhibition focusing on community development in this age of uncertainty. The show explores the persistent fight to sustain societal unification while confronting the diverse fragmentations of our sense of belonging. Issues of migration, identity, and citizenship continue to expand, challenging consensus and fomenting conflict, while some communities strengthen in solidarity, so does opposition. As tensions continue to grow out of this social polarization, an unforeseeable future and the questions that inevitably accompany it, destabilize our ability to hope for a unified, mutually cooperative society.
In this exhibition, our attempt to confront these opposing forces duly honors the hurdles that stand in the way of realizing a vision of community integration that generates genuine empowerment and pursues social justice-oriented ideals. This collection of work, produced by artists whose creative practices are informed by their respective sets of lived experiences, identities, and subcultures, serves to represent one form of coming together in this way. In a time of instability, with the risk of succumbing to self-disempowering despair, we hope that we can rebuild a unified community, one where we can once again be friendly neighbors.
The exhibition will run from October 28 – December 31 and features works by Peter Barrickman, Seth Cameron, Antoine Catala, Anna Condo, Jessica Craig-Martin, Jane Dickson, Jim Drain, Joe Fyfe, Dorian Gaudin, Heidi Hahn, Paul Hosking, Simon Ko, Rannva Kunoy, John Lee, Jesse Mockrin, Bridget Mullen, Nathlie Provosty, Gamaliel Rodriguez, Elsa Sahal, Myles Starr, Alice Tippit, and Tim Wilson.