Bradley McCallum & Jacqueline Tarry
American, 1966 and 1963
Identity XI : Post Conflict - curated by Bradley McCallum,
galerie nichido / nca | nichido contemporary art

A husband-and-wife collaborative team, Bradley McCallum and Jacqueline Tarry combine their personal, social, and interracial heritage to address issues of race, civil justice, and social exclusion. Their work is often large-scale and site-specific, and relies on civic advocacy to confront and make connections with local issues of the community. In a gallery setting, their works range from video, paintings, and performance to sculpture and installations. In their 2008 exhibition “The Evidence of Things Not Seen”, McCallum and Tarry honored early participants in the Civil Rights movement, reinterpreting mug shots from the 1955 Montgomery Bus boycotts and placing them in formal portrait frames that commemorated their subjects (like Rosa Parks and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.) in an artful way.