Some of the earliest images of creatures, demons provide an introduction to the subject of
other. The leisurely reading of this type of imagery diminishes the influential histories of fueling
mass economical, political campaigns ending in massive societal inequities. The power of
prints and illustrations from the late 15th and early 16th centuries, mass-produced images of
exotic tribes, to current images of immigrant offer multiple windows to the employment of
Through the works in this exhibition, the artists examine intersections of the complicated
histories of prejudice, fear, fascination, social and economic underpinnings that mine the
permanent divisions between us and them.
The works also occupy a space of socially engaged art that is motivated to humanize issues
that divide our communities. All of the artists are committed to creative avenues to
witness the stories, experiences, and truths not of the artists, but through
the medium of exchange between artists and communities.