Home Fires centers the narrative of the families and loved ones of incarcerated people. The experience of having a family member or friend who has been in the incarceration system, or having family history that involves incarceration, is very common in the United States. However, this experience is not commonly shared outside of the family context. “Home Fires” presents the work of artists who have experienced incarceration in their immediate or distant family, or who use this concept as a structural theme in their work, to shine a light on what incarceration can mean for those of us who have stayed at home. Artists include Gustavo and Gaelyn Aguilar (TUG Collective), Julie K. Gray, Kim Wilson, Lauren Tosswill, Forrest Meyer, and Mai Snow.
On view October 22 – January 23, 2022. Online and by appointment only at UNE Art Gallery, 716 Stevens Ave, Portland ME 04103.
Featured Image: Mai Snow”Profound Memory,” oil on canvas, 49″x23″x3″ 2020
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