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Justice In Justice

September 5, 2019 - September 29, 2019

There is a movement underway in the United States to shift the policies of mass-incarceration away from the transactional system of retribution and punishment toward the more humane objectives of restoration and healing.

In this exhibit, artistic expressions which illustrate the transactional nature of what the justice system imposes on the people caught up within it, are juxtaposed with visuals of those ways in which justice is served by placing humanity within the context of seeking justice-in-justice.

Together with Studios on the Park, guest curators Heather and Kevin Mikelonis invite artists in all mediums to share compelling, thought-provoking, and fearless expressions on this theme. It is their hope the resulting collection of works will serve to educate, inspire, remove fear and form bonds with one’s own other. Perhaps even ask, of what are we so afraid?

If we can’t see it, we can’t feel it. If we can’t feel it, we can’t know it. If we don’t know it nothing changes, and the suffering of those whom we do not know continues under systems which we may even support. Art is a powerful ally in illustrating injustice and also the ways in which healing on both sides is the ultimate justice to seek over seeking solely punishment, full stop.

Click here for the downloadable Call for Artists.

Click here for the downloadable Exhibition Form.