SMU’s Pollock Gallery and Miles of Freedom present "The Arts of Oppression" opening reception
The Pollock Gallery of SMU’s Meadows School of the Arts, in collaboration with Dallas-based non-profit Miles of Freedom, will present "The Arts of Oppression," an exhibit and auction of more than 180 works by people currently or formerly in prison. Proceeds will benefit the featured artists and Miles of Freedom.
This year marks the sixth annual "Arts of Oppression" exhibit by Miles of Freedom, whose mission is to equip, empower and employ individuals returning home from prison and provide support and assistance for families and communities impacted by incarceration.
The exhibit will feature pieces from the collection of the Darkwood Gallery, a San Angelo gallery devoted to showcasing creative works by current and former inmates, as well as historical references to the issues of mass incarceration, human rights and the criminal justice system. Co-curators of the exhibit are Sofia Bastidas, Pollock Gallery director, and Aidan Ellis, SMU Curatorial Minds Lab student fellow.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through October 30.