Artist Statement:

Justice. Equality. Compassion. 

Those words seem important in our time and place, but what do we really mean when we use them? What is the justice and equality that we move and work toward as westerners in the twenty-first century?

In his show, Unseen Lives, Matt Appling invites you to visit the third world with him, to come face to face with children in Uganda and Rwanda whose everyday lives are shaped by a radical lack of justice and equality, children who are often left out of our first-world conversations.

Matt Appling is an art instructor in Kansas City. All proceeds from sales will support the humanitarian work of World Help in central Africa and throughout the developing world.