What Is Important Is includes the work of artists whose practices document contemporary engagement with objects and events that are evidence of changing contexts and the complex character of how the past lives in current and future circumstances. Susan Mullally’s (Waco) project What I Keep, Portraits and Choices is a collaboration with members of The Church Under the Bridge, a multi-cultural Christian church, whose members meet under the I-35 bridge in Waco. Mullally asks individuals what they keep and why they keep it. Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova’s (Lexington, Kentucky) project, Discarded, includes images of discarded furniture and those who once owned it or those who live nearby, and this exhibition features their work with collaborators in San Antonio. In her series, Desperate Signs and Signs Of The Times, Liz Maugans (Cleveland) considers popular sayings and examples of text used to re-sell objects by attracting “new owners.” Maugans re-positions these objects and their unique histories for new audiences.