The Pollock Gallery and Dallas-based nonprofit Miles of Freedom present The Arts of Oppression, an exhibit and auction of more than 180 works by people currently or formerly incarcerated, September 11 – October 30, 2021. The show features the work of dozens of artists, including many from the Darkwood Gallery in San Angelo, Texas, a space devoted to showcasing creative works by currently and formerly incarcerated people. The exhibit also includes historical references to the issues of mass incarceration, human rights and the criminal justice system. Works will be available for sale through an online auction that opens on September 11 and closes on October 30.
The auction will go live on September 11 via 32auctions.
Proceeds will benefit the featured artists and Miles of Freedom, whose mission is to equip, empower and employ individuals returning home from prison and provide support for their families. Miles of Freedom is presenting the show as part of its yearlong Office Space Residency at the Pollock Gallery, and will collaborate on programming throughout the year connecting art and human rights. Principal sponsors of the exhibit are Texas Capital Bank and Kinder Injury Law.
A public opening reception for the exhibit will be held on September 11, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.