Unit 2: A Retrospective – A collaboration between students and faculty of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, and prisoners in Unit 2 – the death row unit – at Tennessee’s Riverbend Maximum Security Prison in Nashville.
February 27 – March 29, 2015
Artist talk and opening reception Friday, February 27 at 4:30 PM
The Carlos Gallery in the Nabit Art Building at University of the South is pleased to present Unit 2: A Retrospective, A collaboration between students and faculty of Watkins College of Art, Design & Film, and prisoners in Unit 2 – the death row unit – at Tennessee’s Riverbend Maximum Security Prison in Nashville.
This exhibition features the results of an extended collaboration between art students, faculty and prisoners whose efforts have resulted in number of exhibitions in the Nashville area, including a show of collaborative drawings and photographic projects, a diorama addressing cycles of incarceration, and an exhibition of gifts given to its visitors on opening night. The works included in this show display an unlikely dialogue across the walls of prison, and they address the aspiration to transcend, albeit imaginatively, the complex and forbidding realities of incarceration and death.
The artists who worked on the exhibition are as follows:
Abu Ali Abdur’Rahman, Mika Agari, Audrey Arroyo, Heather Barrie, Justin Braun, Holly Carden, Ann Catherine Carter, Ron Cauthern, Tyrone Chalmers, Jessica Clay, Amy Clutter, Gary Cone, Marcus Davidson, David Duncan, John Freeland, Robert Grand, Tom Griscom, Kristi Hargrove, Kennath Artez Henderson, Akil Jahi, Nickolus Johnson, Seth Lykins, Donald Middlebrooks, Upreyl Mitchell, Wayne Nichols, Robin Paris, Derrick Quintero, Zack Rafuls, Sara Schork, Sharon Stewart, Donald Strouth (“Ironhawk”), Alanna Styer, Dennis Suttles, Josh Ungurait, Haley Vanhoy, Moses Williams, Tom Williams, Weng Tze Yang, Jayme Yeo, and Barbara Yontz.
Nabit Art Building
105 Kennerly Road
University of the South
gallery hours: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 –
contact: Jessica Wohl 931.598.1256 firstname.lastname@example.org
Upreyl Mitchell and Kennath Artez Henderson, Untitled, gelatin silver print with acrylic paint, 8 x 10 in.
Robin Paris and Tom Williams with writing by Harold Wayne Nichols, Surrogate Project for Harold Wayne Nichols: The Night Sky Series, ink on archival pigment print, dimensions variable
Harold Wayne Nichols and Holly Carden, Untitled, mixed media on paper, 14 x 17 in.
Portraits from The Gift: Unit 2 (part 3), February 1-22, 2014, Nostos Gallery, Nashville