October 1 - 31, 2010
As residents of the United States, our identities are shaped by American lifestyles and culture - for better or for worse. Reflecting on our home inspires both critique and celebration. Even the most cynical moments are rendered with a certain amount of tenderness, and the heaviest nostalgia is tinged with an acknowledgment that it's never as good as it's made it out to be.
The artists in
The work in this exhibition directs a critical eye on the country, questioning and critiquing it, but it also reveals a dedication to making the country better. The artists here share a commitment to exercising free speech, expressing their concerns to inspire viewers to consider the nation's trajectory. This sort of critique reflects a distinctly American Individualism. Whether we acknowledge it or not, the national is personal because the identity of this country is so deeply rooted in individual identity.
Curated by Isaac Wingfield, MFA Photography 2010