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Flight

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© Courtesy of the Artist and University of New Mexico Art Museum Center for the Arts
August 24th - December 1st
Opening: August 24th 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

QUICK FACTS
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http://unmartmuseum.unm.edu
EMAIL:  
artmuse@unm.edu
PHONE:  
505.277.4001
OPEN HOURS:  
Tue-Fri 10-4; Sat 10-8

DESCRIPTION

Curated by sheri crider and Traci Quinn, Curator of Education and Public Programs

Flight is a multi-media installation by Albuquerque-based artist sheri crider that examines incarceration from multiple perspectives. The exhibition sheds light on immigration detention – a small and often hidden corner of the prison industrial complex until recent weeks. Flight and the series of associated events combine education, visual art and fundraising to expand the practical capacity of art-making into forms of social discourse, civic engagement, and empathy building.

This project is partially sponsored by the Right of Return Fellowship, which invests in formerly incarcerated artists to create original works that can further criminal justice reform in partnership with advocates and organizers. Crider is one of the first seven recipients of the fellowship.

sheri crider is a visual artist and owner of Sanitary Tortilla Factory.

Proceeds from the fundraising workshops during this exhibition will benefit the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center