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Modified Arts is proud to introduce our new group exhibition, "Tense"

The term “American dream” was coined by James Truslow Adams in 1931, saying that “life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement” regardless of social class or circumstances of birth.

Of course, that dream has always had caveats.

In this exhibition, Chris Jagmin, Ann Morton, and Safwat Saleem examine their own past histories, current anxieties, and future hopes. Using words, graphs, charts, video and sound — each from their own perspective, remind us all of the powerful connotations of these symbols while also showing the weaknesses in their facade.

It can be a struggle to wrestle with notions of belonging, and how we all fit into this American Ideal. Past, present or future, “Tense” deciphers our uniquely personal experiences of fear, personal marginalization, compassion, memory, love and our hopes for the American dream.

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