Illuminating the Darkness: Our Carceral Landscape

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Presented by UCF Art Gallery at UCF Art Gallery, Orlando FL

Aug 27 2020
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Oct 01 2020
Illuminating the Darkness: Our Carceral Landscape

“Illuminating the Darkness: Our Carceral Landscape” seeks to shine a light on the effects of incarceration on the lives of Americans.

Although there are over 2.3 million people currently incarcerated in the United States, the prison system remains largely invisible to the majority of Americans. Prisons tend to be built in rural areas, out-of-view and away from the daily lives of many. The physical and psychological marginalization and minoritization of system-impacted people allows us to ignore mass incarceration, even though it is among the most crucial issues of our time. Illuminating the Darkness: Our Carceral Landscape seeks to shine a light on the effects of incarceration on the lives of Americans. The culmination of a two-year project that brought contemporary artists to Central Florida to participate in a series of discussions with incarcerated students enrolled in classes as part of the Florida Prison Education Project, this exhibition brings together a diverse selection of work made by twenty-five artists from around the world. Whether in sculpture and installation, drawing and painting, video and photography, printmaking and book arts, the collected works explore slavery and freedom, despair and hope, oppression and the immutability of the human spirit.

ADMISSION INFO

More Information can be found here: https://gallery.cah.ucf.edu/

This exhibition is free and open to the public. Free parking is available in Garage F next to the Addition Financial Arena. $5 parking lot H-4 or Garage I requires purchasing a visitor permit from a kiosk. Please note that visitors should park in green student spaces ONLY, as the $5 daily permit does not cover red and blue spaces.

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INDIVIDUAL DATES & TIMES*

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Virtual Programming:A For Freedoms Town Hall on the Carceral Landscape and Art as ActivismWednesday, Sept. 9 | Noon – 1 p.m. | Zoom Registration Sponsored by For Freedoms, the Cornell Museum of Fine Arts, and the UCF Art Gallery and featuring Omari Booker, Gisela Carbonell, and Keri WatsonA Panel Discussion on Racism and Mass IncarcerationWednesday, Sept. 16 | Noon – 1 p.m. | Zoom Registration Featuring formerly incarcerated artists and activists Ruben Saldaña, Gale Buswell, Marquis McKenzie, Jason Fronczek, Daniel McCarthy Clifford, Christopher Etienne, Terrell Blount and Jhafis Quintero. A Staged Reading of Dominique Morisseau’s Blood at the RootSaturday, Sept. 26 | 7:30 p.m | More Info Based on the Jena Six in Louisiana, Dominique Morisseau’s bold and striking play examines racial and social injustice and the power of individual and collective voices in speaking up against racism and prejudice.

* Event durations (if noted) are approximate. Please check with the presenting organization or venue to confirm start times and duration.

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UCF Art Gallery

4000 Central Florida Boulevard, Orlando, FL 32816

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