Who Were They Then


Excerpt from introduction: When we think about the past, we see it as a resource to whom we become. Along with our individuality, we inherit a prescribed set of attributes from our parents and those before. Whether cultural, economic, or sociopolitical, our heritage and locality loom large in our personal identities. As we grow and develop, these traits begin to meld with our own experiences and these outcomes result in the choices that we make. With artists, the evidence of these decisions and subsequent maturity can often be seen in their oeuvre.

This exhibition asks both who are they now and who were they then?


Catalog of an exhibition held at the Oakland University Art Gallery, October 20 - November 18, 2018.


Oakland University Art Gallery, Oakland University. College of Arts and Sciences, Exhibition catalogs, Michigan Council for the Arts and Cultural Affairs, National Endowment for the Arts