I will have work in this exhibition: ART, ALIBI, AND AN ANONYMOUS WE
Curated by Treacy Ziegler
March 9-30, 2014, Opening Reception, March 9 12 to 5:30.p.m.
Talk: March 13, Thursday, 5:30p.m.
Rosenfeld Gallery, 113 Arch Street Philadelphia, PA 19106
This exhibition is the work of approximately 50 artists. Half of the participating artists exhibit their art in the free world. The other half of the exhibition’s participants consists of artists living in prisons; most who live in solitary confinement or on death row. If these artists get the opportunity to exhibit their work it is within the confines of “prisoner art.”
Each artist was asked to create a work of art within a 6” circle. Space restrictions of the 6” circle become the theme of the work. The presentation of all work is anonymous asking the viewer if this art or any art can be experienced without the story of the artist.
In the case of prison art, the viewer most often sees the art of the prisoner through the lens of rehabilitation instead of the lens of art.
Ultimately, art asks that the viewer forget the artist in order to experience the art as an aesthetic experience. Can this happen with prison art?
For more information on the exhibition visit An Open Window Project.