Ian Matchett

…returning to the United States, I was most struck by the hollowness of the refrain that the government cannot afford to provide healthcare, education, food, and housing for its people. It is a question of priorities, not resources: we have the money, what we currently lack is empathy. Directly experiencing the divide between Latin America and the US planted this idea deeper than any textbook ever could. My art has evolved along with these experiences, as I’ve tried to deal with some of the complexities surrounding radical social change.

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