Sunday, Sep 27, 2020 at 1:00pm
Brothers Steven and William Ladd have been working with inmates in the NYC Department of Corrections for the past nine years as part of their art practice. Their experiences have been humbling, emotional and an incredible way to connect with inmates. “No one’s ever cared about me enough to have a conversation like this,” said one inmate during an interaction. The Other Side is an exhibition of artworks inspired by moments like this.
The exhibition will fill the ground floor of the The Invisible Dog Art Center and include figurative drawings and paintings, sculptural wall works made in collaboration with inmates, and a series of spaces depicting a jail cell, a metal detector and a surveillance booth. These spaces reference the architecture of correctional facilities, with text revealing the backstory for each artwork. The artists hope the exhibition will inspire compassion, respect for humanity and action.
In their first exhibition dedicated solely to exploring the stories and experiences of their work with inmates from 2012 into 2020, the brothers will recall nine years of bearing witness to The Other Side of the criminal justice system.
Both The Invisible Dog and the artists respect and understand the need for making this a safe experience for visitors. Only ten visitors admitted at a time. Masks and social distancing are required to enter the space and private tours are available upon request.
This exhibition is co-presented with French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) and Cristina Grajales Gallery.
Exhibition Date: September 12, 2020 - October 17, 2020
Ten visitors at a time
Masks and social distancing required
Monday, Sep 21, 2020 at 1:00pm Eastern Time
Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020 at 11:00am Eastern Time
Tuesday, Sep 22, 2020 at 7:00pm Eastern Time
Online via Zoom