Accounting for over twenty percent of prisoners in the world, the United States has the highest rate of incarceration per capita than any other nation.
Thursday, September 6, 6:30 p.m.
Featured in the #exhibition
are color #photographs
by Peter Merts documenting the transformative experiences of prisoners participating in #dance
, and other arts classes in #California
institutions, life sized self portraits by #prisonInmates
made under the direction of artist Lori Shocket’s The Human Element Project, and a short collaborative animated video entitled Moth and Light created by prison artists. Also created by a group of prison artists are two prints “conceived, drawn, carved and printed collaboratively with/by 12 inmate participants at #SanQuentinStatePrison
.” The two works were printed using a steamroller under the direction of William James Foundation artist Katya McCulloch, with guest artist Art Hazelwood. .
Prison teaching artist Julie McNiel will show selected works from a series of twenty-four round #ink
on paper drawings entitled Twenty-Four Hundred Hours, representing her impressions of scenes she witnesses entering and exiting prison each week. Her four-minute #film
‘Fogline’ captures the sensation of rhythmic kinetic energy on the inmate exercise yard, through the production of hundreds of sequential #figurativedrawings
made on whiteboard.
#TheMuck #Fullerton #Gallery @socalmuseums
Free Admission, donations welcomed