What Cannot Be Taken Away: Family and Prisons Project
There are over seven million youth in this country with parents in the legal justice system. What Cannot Be Taken Away: Families and Prisons Project is a new exhibition of collaborative paintings with Evan Bissell and Community Works that share the experiences of eight individuals who have experienced this rupture in their own families. Resulting from eight months of intergenerational, creative dialogue between Bay Area youth who have incarcerated parents, and fathers who are currently incarcerated in San Francisco Jail, the exhibition centers around eight life-size collaboratively designed and created portraits. The exhibition also includes interactive wall drawings, installation pieces, audio, documentation of the process and a dynamic workshop series.