Special Exhibition: Systemic Impact


Systemic Impact: Process and Experimentation of (Formerly) Incarcerated Artists. SHAG, in collaboration with the Art for Justice Fund, presents a special exhibition, Systemic Impact: Process and Experimentation of (Formerly) Incarcerated Artists. The presentation is organized by noted curator, Dr. Nicole R. Fleetwood, inaugural James Weldon Johnson Professor at New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, and formerly Professor of American Studies and Art History at Rutgers University, and co-curated by artist Jesse Krimes, founder of Right of Return, a fellowship of formerly incarcerated artists and those impacted by the judicial system. Works in the exhibition will be available for sale, with 100% of the proceeds directed to the artists. Artworks by Mary Baxter, Tameca Cole, Russell Craig, James “Yaya” Hough, Asia Johnson, Jesse Krimes, Mark Loughney, Jared Owens and Gilberto Rivera will be on view, reflecting the significant impact of an ongoing over-incarceration crisis and reflects Fleetwood’s decade-long commitment to the research, analysis, and archiving of the visual art and creative practices of artists and art that responds to mass incarceration. The exhibtion will be on view throughout SHAG, and free appointments are available throughout the week. Please contact SHAG's Director, Dana Gluck, for information about visiting, the exhibition checklist, and sales, at