The artists featured in Tradition Interrupted have lived their lives steeped in the traditions of their ancestors and their connections to cultural customs, imagery, and materials are complex. Some have shared the trepidation they felt when they conceptualized and created their art, but in the process of unraveling tradition, these artists are embracing it and bringing it forward. Ancestral memories and political history—at risk of being forgotten in our fast-paced, digital world—take center stage here. It’s harder to lose sight of something that is staring right at you.
—Carrie Lederer, Curator of Tradition Interrupted
Tradition Interrupted was organized by Bedford Gallery at the Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, CA.
Plan Your Visit
Venue: Beverlee and Bill Lehr Gallery
Anila Quayyum Agha
Dinh Q Lê
Steven Young Lee
Camille Eskell, Taskmaster Fez: Avadim (we were slaves), The Story of Joe, 2016, digital imagery, felt, silk, mixed media, mirror, wood pedestal, platform, 50.5” H x 18” W x 18” D