Everybody has a story to tell. We are constantly creating tales in our heads. They might be our own doing, they might be partially vicarious or perhaps completely borrowed. These accounts often get restructured and retold, evolving each time. This is not unlike contemporary art, which by nature constantly strives for reinterpretation.
Fitting the concept of something that is partially untrue in a gallery called “Non-Fiction” seems to be ill-fitting. However, borrowing from the gallery’s vision statement, everybody’s tales, whether personal or fictitious, “inspire life-changing dialogue.” After all, Aesop never needed a true story to communicate his vision.
In today’s contemporary art scene, artists have deconstructed the idea of a story to fit their medium and surface preferences. This juried exhibition strives to showcase the breadth of interpretations of the concept of “visual storytelling.”
The bedrock of this show is to explore narrative across different media and to understand how contemporary artists approach a storytelling problem and how they utilize their skills to communicate their point of view. Perhaps a better way to word this section is to say all DISCIPLINES are accepted. Here are some examples: illustration, storyboarding, comics, narrative painting, abstract painting, concept art, photography, sculpture, installation, fibers, animation, motion graphics, motion type, short films, documentary, etc.