January 16 - 31, 2021
From the gallery:
“In the exhibition, the margins come to center, community artist and civil rights lawyer Savannah Kumar displays the abstract blueprints of carceral control. Kumar’s mixed-media and participatory pieces serve as reminders that systems built on confinement, separation, and surveillance reinvent themselves, often using the guise of reform to ensnare entire communities. What are the dimensions of a cage that reproduces itself again and again, expanding from detention centers and prisons to streets and homes? Who does the state bring into its tight physical control, and how much violence will we ignore? A collective framework for imagining a freer world is infused throughout the margins come to center exhibition.
Ways to view the exhibit:
By Appointment: We welcome you to schedule a time to see the margins come to center by clicking here https://go.oncehub.com/themarginscometocenter.
Nighttime Window Viewing: Our front room will be illuminated from 6pm to 10pm each night to allow you to see the show from outside the gallery.
Below and attached is an image of Savannah Kumar’s the margins come to center (oil and charcoal on wood, 6ft x 9ft). When the four pieces in this work are laid on the ground (including the spaces in between), they form the size of the floor plan for the average solitary confinement cell. Nearly all solitary confinement cells are smaller than a parking spot.”
On View: January 16, 2021 | 1–5 pm
By appointment only
2023 E Cesar Chavez St.
Austin, 78702 TexasGet directions