Published by Southern Exposure, San Francisco. Designed by Zaldy Serrano. The catalog includes essays by Valerie Imus.
Hopeless and Otherwise address our contemporary conception of American identities within the context of our historic narratives and myths. They negotiate the current pervasive atmosphere of doom and powerlessness by venting their own rage or simply grappling with the feeling of being outsiders in this bizarre place we call home. Their explorations acknowledge the challenges and direness of our current situation, while persistently reframing and engaging alternative perspectives on being American. Curated by Valerie Imus, this exhibition features works by Siemon Allen, April Banks, Mary Walling Blackburn, BLW, Melissa Day, Michael Light, Nathan Lynch, Alison Pebworth, The Renaming Bush Street Project, Jonathan Santos, Mark Tribe, and Visible Collective.