One event on October 21, 2018 at 1:00pm
One event on December 14, 2018 at 8:30am
Thur., Aug. 30–Friday, December 14, Freedman Gallery (MG)
Acclaimed artist Susan Crile is no stranger to controversy, having won a landmark court case against the IRS, Crile v. Commissioner, for a dispute related to taxation of artists. In 2003, when photos of prisoners being tortured at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq began to surface on the Internet, she began to focus her creativity towards awakening a global consciousness regarding incarceration and inhumane practices of prisoner torture. The Abu Ghraib series, 2005-2007, eventually led to a second series, Guantánamo and Black Sites, 2010-2016. In the future she is planning a third series that will focus on the U.S. prison system and will include the current plight of children separated from families caught illegally crossing U.S. borders. For the first time, works from the Abu Ghraib series and the Guantánamo and Black Sites series will be seen together.