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The Roots that Clutch explores the role of the artist as (hi)story-teller.

Featuring photography and video work by Lara Chamas, Caroline Garcia, Jess Miley, James Tylor, and Derek Sargent, the exhibition highlights how our values, beliefs, and sense of identity are shaped by the stories we tell. In this exhibition, the artists explore personal histories and challenge grand narratives.

Their works fill in gaps and silences, and reinsert intimacy and nuance into our understanding of both the past and the present. Their work affirms the importance of remembering and telling our own histories. By presenting these artists in dialogue with each other The Roots that Clutch invites the audience to interrogate their own beliefs.

James Taylor

Lara Chamas

Derek Sargent and Jess Miley

Caroline Garcia

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