Exhibitions & Public Events

The Past Didn’t Go Anywhere
Sunday, Jun 24, 2018 - Saturday, Jul 7, 2018
Diego Rivera Gallery

The Past Didn't Go Anywhere

Opening Reception: June 26 | 5–7pm


“Time is an enormous, long river, and I’m standing in it, just as you’re standing in it.”

How do we place ourselves in the context of our interwoven yet idiosyncratic histories? In the words of Anarchist folk singer, Utah Phillips, in his song, Bridges,”The Past Didn’t go Anywhere.” We carry and interpret the past with us, braiding generations together. As artists we speak through making sense of the past: Within the formal tradition of still lives, alongside tracing and stripping surface to reveal a new materiality, by retelling and subverting the stories that stay with us. Time is the invisible ink that sings in cities and moves with our marks. Memory is an interdisciplinary process.


Participating Artists: Lexygius Calip, Whitney Humphreys, AJ Schnettler, Ben Cornish, Sherwin Rio, Kate Laster, Megan Ramirez, Claire Sorosky, and Joanna Ruckman


Curated by Kate Laster and Sherwin Rio
Image: Courtesy of Ben Cornish