Ann Johnson wants you to talk. She wants you to put your phone away, sit across from a friend or stranger, and have a conversation. In our increasingly digital age of together-but-aloneness, her show is a timely challenge to the norm of social networking. She also wants us to talk about the post-racial lie we tell ourselves, as we wave ambivalence in the face of the obvious racism our country is still in the grips of. Also, in the context of Austin, this exhibition is a sobering reminder of the current and rapid decline in the population of its black community.
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