ALLISON COLEMAN explores themes of memory and nostalgia. Inspired by southern storytelling, folklore and memory, as well as social and political systems, her paintings call on the viewer to reexamine the past. Both our recorded histories and our own personal memories are flawed relics of a former time, contorted and controlled by the recorder. At a time when slogans like, ‘Make America Great Again,” are chanted by politicians, calling on Americans to reassert the past, she feels we must reconsider what it means to act on nostalgic notions. Through reexamining our history, can we turn this dangerous nostalgia into a vehicle for change?  Can we actually make America great, or are we merely repeating our problematic past?