Opening Reception of Home Fires

The University of New England Art Gallery on the Portland Campus is pleased to present Home Fires: Freedom & Captivity. An opening reception, free and open to the public, will be held Friday, Oct. 22, from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. 

The experience of having a family member or friend who has been through the carceral 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. Incarceration can also encompass larger historical experiences while maintaining its personal impact. “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. The exhibit features the work of Gustavo and Gaelyn Aguilar (TUG Collective), Carol Ayoob, Julie K. Gray, Judy Glickman Lauder, Forrest Meyer, Mai Snow, Lauren Tosswill, and Kim Wilson. The exhibition will be on view through January 23.