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Exhibit: From Love
October 25, 2022
An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until November 5, 2022
From Love* is an exhibition focused on human relationships (familial, romantic, and other) through the lens of incarceration. Anchored in family portraiture (photographs, drawings, paintings, and text/audio), created by currently/formerly incarcerated artists and their families, as well as several guest collaborators, the work tells a story about the power of human connection; revealing love as the key component to our survival and collective liberation.
Exhibit Dates: October 8 – November 5
Mon, Tue, Thu, Fri: 10 AM – 4 PM
Wed (October 19, November 2): 10 AM – 7:30 PM
Sat (October 8, October 22, November 5): 10 AM – 3 PM
Opening Reception: October 8, 2022 4:30-6:30 PM
Closing Event: Saturday, Nov 5, 2022 4:00-6pm, including tour and film screening of Second Look (highlighting the Russ Family) w/ talk back to follow
Tours will be facilitated by From Love co-curators, Anna Adler (in person) and Joseph Wilson (by phone) whenever possible.
Scheduled tours are open to the public. We are also offering guided tours by appointment. If you’d like to schedule a private tour and/or group tour with the curators, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
From Love is curated by currently incarcerated musician, composer, and SSFC Co-founder Joseph Wilson, in collaboration with Collective member, artist, and curator, Anna Adler, and presented in conjunction with Flyaway Productions Apparatus of Repair, acro-theater piece at Bethany, as part of BAC’s Season of Justice programming.
*From Love aka From Love Community was created by Joseph & Renee Wilson in 2013, as an extension of their union into their community –Renee & Joseph met and married while Joseph was already incarcerated, together they have a daughter named Faith. Renee recognized the effects of incarceration on Joseph, together they realized that building relationships between incarcerated individuals and community members outside is a key to collective healing. Since then, they have worked together to promote these relationships as a holistic form of resistance to prison pathology; authentic human connection sits in vital opposition to the carceral state. Originally, the phrase From Love referred to their dream of creating an alternative communication system to JPay, (JPay is a subset of Securus technologies, the company that holds the monopoly on families’ communication with their loved ones in prison). From Love envisioned transportation, social media presence, and food/care packages – to keep loved ones connected with one another, hence From Love. Eventually From Love evolved into Renee’s social media account and became a way to connect with other prison families, coordinate bus trips to correctional facilities, and build dialogue and support around the carceral experience; Sing Sing Family Collective is an extension and evolution of that work.
Photo of Joseph Wilson and daughter, Faith. Photographed by Osborne Association