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Shared Humanity

Andy Wynkoop, Untitled

Beginning Saturday, July 30, the exhibit Shared Humanity will be featured at Silver Maples in Chelsea from the Prison Creative Arts Project’s (PCAP) private collection. The artwork is for sale and will be on display in the 100 Gallery through August 31, 2022.

According to Sarah Unrath, Curator and Arts Programming Coordinator of PCAP, “the exhibition is designed to connect viewer to artist through the wide gamut of their human experiences. We all have dreams, memories, goals, pasts. We all process emotions of anger, joy, grief, nostalgia. We have specially selected works that show a culmination of ways artists in prison have dealt with complex realities of being human.”

The curatorial staff at PCAP worked closely with artists who were formerly incarcerated, and the team at Silver Maples, to select works that would fit the theme of this exhibition and be of interest to the broader audience. Visitors will see works from familiar artists, including Andy Wynkoop, An ArtsyGuy, RIK, Roger (Free-Hand) Stephenson, and many others.

“This exhibition centralizes intersecting themes and multi-faceted layers of what it means to be human. Our hope is to challenge the lens through which the exhibit audience looks at people in prison. Coming out of a season that has worn us thin of human connection, this exhibit presents a unique opportunity to engage in powerful dialogue inspired by the art in Shared Humanity,” says Unrath.

The 100 Gallery is open Monday-Sunday from 8:30am-5:00pm. Admission is free and open to the public. Sales will be conducted in person on Saturday, August 6 with alternative phone sale appointments available.

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