Unit 2: A Retrospective at Carlos Gallery, University of the South

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.

Carlos Gallery
Nabit Art Building
105 Kennerly Road
University of the South
Sewanee, Tennessee

gallery hours: Monday – Friday 8:00AM – 5:00PM, Saturday and Sunday 1:00 –
5:00PM

contact: Jessica Wohl     931.598.1256        jewohl@sewanee.edu

uprell_kennath

Upreyl Mitchell and Kennath H, Untitled, gelatin silver print with acrylic paint, 8 x 10 in.

nightSky

Robin Paris and Tom Williams with writing by Harold N, Surrogate Project for Harold N: The Night Sky Series, ink on archival pigment print, dimensions variable

hollyWayne_lowres

Harold N and Holly Carden, Untitled, mixed media on paper, 14 x 17 in.

hold fast low res
Portraits from The Gift: Unit 2 (part 3), February 1-22, 2014, Nostos Gallery, Nashville

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Art, philosophy and activism from Tennessee's death row
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