Adam Pendelton, Who is Queen? paired with Shigeko Kubota” Liquid Reality” could not have a more appropriate energy to begin the fall art season. At the opening on September 18, below, see me, Sergio, and Adam Pendleton. This is a period of renewal and rebirth. The day after Yom Kippur, the Jewish holiday of new beginning, these two artists of different generations and backgrounds share important and related messages as we immerge afresh from this period of trauma and transformation. Pendleton teaches us empathy and to understand the power of dialogue and politics to bring about positive change. We need to learn to experience the other and embrace it in this new era. Similarly, Shigeko embraces the latest technology and how it can be used to transform old ways of seeing and doing. Both teach us that embracing the new and unknown with empathy and energy are powerful steps to enable us to move forward as a society.