We Don’t Have to Explain

Event description

  • Arts and entertainment
  • Free
  • Open to the public

“We Don’t Have to Explain” is an exhibition that questions the viewer’s dependence on written context and whether the artist should be required to give any. In this show, the works will not be accompanied by artist statements in the interest of encouraging the artists to share their work without the obligation to reveal more than they already have. This gives viewers additional space to interpret freely and connect their own experiences with the art. Additionally, we question if the absence of a formal statement minimizes the artists’ sentiment and viewers’ takeaways or strengthens the relationship between the two. Instead of the artist providing an explanation, we call on the viewer to contribute their interpretations, connections and personal narratives to the artwork presented.

Exhibition directed by Andrea Quinto Corona & Marit Fellner

Featured artists include: Chuing-Fang Chang, Bell Lowery, Hana Doki, Alejandra Ramirez Campos, Abigail Charland, Zhenhuan Dai, and Anna Schneider

Exhibition Dates: Feb. 5–Feb. 15, 2024
Opening Reception: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 5:30 p.m.–7:30 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.– 3 p.m.

Image info: Marit Fellner’s 32”x32” three dimensional piece, “Catalog” made with charcoal, pan pastel, cloth, string, toned paper, and cardboard. Edited on the left page of the catalog is the title of the exhibition, “We Don’t Have to Explain”, on the right page is Bell Lowery’s 9”x12” monotype “Feeding”

Additional information

Event contact

Hanley Ange

Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Exhibition Dates: Feb. 5-Feb. 15, 2024 | Opening Reception: Tuesday, Feb. 6, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. | Gallery Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

9:00 am3:00 pm (MST)


Harry Wood Gallery, Art Building