February 2022

Drama: Story-Telling in Art

Exhibition Dates:Feb. 5- March 19, 2022

Artist Receptions: Feb. 5th 6-10pm and March 5th 6-10 pm

Juror: Ziying Duan, Assistant curator Orange County Museum of Art


We don’t like drama in our personal lives --- but we demand it from art.  Narrative is king again after a long period of critical banishment. Telling stories is what artists do now. Art has become melodramatic, competing for attention in a media-saturated society. Personal, political, and social issues are often approached through storytelling, as documentary or confession. Down through the centuries, the stories told in art have sustained humanity’s spirit. The exhibition will discover parallels between worlds we live in --- and worlds we can only imagine.




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