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Billi London-Gray and Daniel Bernard Gray frequently collaborate on projects that connect contemporary political and social issues with historic narratives. As part of a larger body of work dealing with revisionism, this exhibition probes displacement as both a social reality and a psychological concept.

Choosing reference points from history, fiction, and public memory, the artists reflect on motives for place-possession and displacement: hope for a better life, a sense of identity, the lust for dominion, and the desire to be a faultless protagonist, to name a few.

The primary question underlying these works is this: How do we — and how should we — regard the places of others and the rightness of our own?

This exhibition was made possible through support from the Petrified Forest Artist-in-Residence Program, the Madroño Ranch Artist-in-Residence Program and the University Galleries.

ON VIEW: May 30 through July 26, 2015, at the Texas State University Galleries
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