Why We Are.


FORWARD Contemporary originates from the desire to grow together through

the current times, from discussions about allowing art to be the container

from which we envision ways to restore community.

It is within the toughest moments where we must challenge our own identities

in order to recover ways to connect, understand and align with each other.

Throughout history we can observe how artists have been at the forefront of

social transformation.

We are the producers of culture and the generators of voice.

It is our responsibility to continue in that movement and to hold ourselves

accountable for the art we are producing and sharing within our communities.

The importance of painting is a visual voice, something deeply personal but

larger than the self.

With a real appreciation for aesthetic and an emphasis in seeking connection,

Forward Contemporary aims to provide a space where we can come together

in the name of art, and in the name of restoration.

So here is to moving Forward.

Here is to taking agency in who we are becoming.

Kaela Terreson


Kazzi Oliver & Fode Sissokou are bringing their authentic African music back to the gallery. They will be joined by Jose Arcincnes. An amazing Pan Flutist.

Join us for this spectacular musical event with Kazzi Oliver and Friends.