Exhibition, May 3-31: IF ART is a CRIME GOD FORGIVE me CAUSE these is MINE

Posted on Wednesday, May 16th, 2018

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This special exhibition at Duckie Brown The Shop in the West Village features works by Chicano prisoners in prisons and penitentiaries in the American Southwest, who produce uniquely artistic drawings on cotton handkerchiefs.

Known as paños, these pocket-sized canvases are pictorial letters which carry messages from inmates to family and loved ones on the outside and to friends and associates within the prison system.

IF ART is a CRIME GOD FORGIVE me CAUSE these is MINE

Paño Drawings by Chicano Prisoners

May 3—31, 2018
Opening Celebration: Tuesday, May 15, 6–8PM

Duckie Brown The Shop
321 West 13th Street #3A

Visits By Appointment
RSVP: theshop@duckiebrown.com

A generous portion of the proceeds from this exhibition will support More Art and Bryan Rodriguez Cambana’s upcoming public art project with incarcerated youth at Rikers Island.

Produced by Duckie Brown
Curated by Martha Henry Fine Art
Organized by John Ryan