A story forms is a group exhibition at Bel Ami in Los Angeles. The exhibition explores both the impulse to tell stories, and the risk. Narratives, inscribed with unspoken desires and hidden fears, often reduce reality’s complexity for the sake of coherence, setting off reverberations which all too frequently result in racial, ethnic, gender, or class misreadings. In this exhibition, four artists, Rosalind Nashashibi, Diane Severin Nguyen, D’Ette Nogle, and Miljohn Ruperto, open up our capacity to read objects, images, gestures and situations, while raising our awareness of the danger of the very human tendency to compel them into linear narratives. Images courtesy the artist and Bel Ami, Los Angeles. Photo credit: Paul Salveson. The show runs until November 23.