ART GALLERY




Site Unseen: Incarceration. Guest-curated by Sheila Pinkel

Site Unseen: Incarceration

Guest-curated by Sheila Pinkel

 

Download the Site Unseen Catalog PDF.

 

March 12, 2015 – April 23, 2015

Opening Reception: Thursday, March 12, 6 to 9 pm

Panel Discussion: Thursday, March 12, 7 to 8 pm

 

The art gallery will be closed during Spring Break (from April 6 to April 10, 2015).

 

Los Angeles Valley College Art Gallery (San Fernando Valley) is pleased to present Site Unseen: Incarceration—a group exhibition that deals with the issue of imprisonment. Artworks by incarcerated artists who express their experience from inside the prison walls and by non-incarcerated artists who tackle the American criminal justice system from outside its walls are on display. The works provide a multiplicity of perspectives on the prison experience, a phenomenon that is both intimidating and unfamiliar to the general public.

 

At a time when over 1% of the U.S. population is incarcerated, images of the prison environment itself and the realities and dilemmas confronting individuals locked up are not visible. Site Unseen: Incarceration gives voice to these individuals who are often regarded as invisible. Most of the incarcerated artists are either in solitary confinement or on death row in a California prison.

 

Artists include Alyse Emdur, Anthony Friedkin, Los Angeles Poverty Department, Robert V. Montenegro, Jack L. Morris, Brendan Murdock, Sheila Pinkel, Gabriel Ramirez, Gabriel Reyes, Richard Ross, Robert Stockton, Mark Strandquist, Margaret Stratton, and David Earl Williams.

 

Related Programming is as follows:

 

Panel Discussion: Thursday, March 12, 7 to 8 pm

Panel Location: MONARCH HALL IN THE CAMPUS CENTER (campus map)

Moderator: Sheila Pinkel, Emerita Professor of Art, Pomona College

 

Panelists:

Margie Ghiz, owner of the Midnight Special Bookstore

Robert Jacome, Los Angeles Valley College student

Keramet Reiter, Assistant Professor of Criminology, Law & Society, UC Irvine

Mary Sutton, member of CURB, LA No More Jails and Critical Resistance

 

High-resolution images of artworks can be provided upon request.

 

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DIRECTIONS to the LAVC Art Gallery:

 

From the 170 (Hollywood Freeway): exit Oxnard Street, head west, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or C. – SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

 

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading West: exit and head north on Coldwater Canyon Avenue, left on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or C - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

 

From the 101 (Ventura Freeway) heading East: exit and head north on Woodman Avenue, right on Oxnard Street, enter Campus Drive to Lot B or C - SEE CAMPUS MAP AND PARKING INFORMATION BELOW.

 

 

CAMPUS MAP and PARKING INFORMATION:

Download a high resolution printable map.

 

The Art Gallery is located in the Art Building. Enter the campus at Oxnard Street and Campus Drive (between Fulton and Ethel). Please park in one of the Lot B (northwest) or Lot C (north) of the Art Gallery. During the opening reception, parking is free. Parking permit is required during regular gallery hours: Monday to Thursday, 11 am to 2 pm and 6 pm to 9 pm.

 

 

All events are free to the public.


Contact
Sam Lee, Art Gallery Director

Los Angeles Valley College

5800 Fulton Avenue

Valley Glen, CA 91401

818-778-5536

 

 

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