"Melrose Place/GALA Committee," production still (1997)

"Melrose Place/GALA Committee," production still, 1997
Kyle and Amanda on a date at "In the Name of the Place" exhibition at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art
Photo by Paula Goldman
Courtesy the GALA Committee

"I don't think the goal of art is just this travel of the mind, the travel of the passion to discover more. I always describe art as a catalytic structure that actually creates the possibility for languages to be formed, or the place where language is to be formed. And I keep saying that because I want to be clear that art can have an effect, a movement."

- Mel Chin