Gallery Openings and Events

2B Studios Presents Incarcerated Masses: Artists Call for an End to Mass Incarceration, Deportation and Detention

Political Prisoners by Kevin 'Rashid' Johnson. Courtesy of 2B Studios.

Political Prisoners by Kevin ‘Rashid’ Johnson. Courtesy of 2B Studios.

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Opening: Friday August 1 from 8pm to 11pm

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Incarcerated Masses: Artists Respond to America’s Prison Problem will feature a range of radical printmakers and street artists calling both for reforms that immediately improve prisoner’s quality of life, and for the altogether abolition of the prison industrial complex.

Exploring central themes of dismantling the drug war, ending solitary confinement, prisoner abuse, and ceasing the mass detention and deportation of migrants, the show will feature printworks and mural installations by some of today’s preeminent activist artists. Striving to impact institutional and cultural change around these critical issues, how can art be used as a tool to express solidarity with prisoners while shaping a future vision of decarceration? Proceeds from print sales and donations will benefit Friends and Family of Incarcerated People, an organization that fosters community support to meet the needs of the at-risk children and families of those imprisoned with the purpose of avoiding inter-generational incarceration.

Featured Artists:

  • Kevin “Rashid” Johnson
  • Emory Douglas
  • Cesar Maxit
  • MAZATL
  • Favianna Rodriquez
  • MAS PAZ
  • QUILL
  • RVLTN
  • ADAPT
  • MONOLITH
  • and more

Live Music Performances by:

  • Akoko
  • Elle Maxwell
  • VooDoo

$5-$10 Suggested Donation.

2B Artist Studios is located at 411 New York Avenue NE, Room 2B in the Union Market area. For more information visit www.facebook.com/events.

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