New Exhibit Goes Behind Bars To Highlight Art By LGBTQ Prisoners
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From now until December, a New York exhibition will shine a much-needed light on an overlooked segment of the LGBTQ community.
“On The Inside,” which opened Nov. 5 at Manhattan’s Abrons Arts Center, showcases work by LGBTQ artists who are currently incarcerated. As such, the pieces on display are created with dull pencils, ballpoint pen ink tubes, letter-sized paper and other limited materials that prisoners are given access to. Other artists took to innovative methods, such as filling an asthma inhaler with Kool-Aid to produce an air-brushed painting, in creating their work.
The show is a collaborative effort between Tatiana von Furstenberg and Black and Pink, an advocacy organization for LGBTQ inmates. An actress, writer and director, von Furstenberg ― whose mother is the famed designer, Diane ― first discovered Black and Pink’s newsletter four years ago. After being impressed by the artwork in the newsletter, she felt compelled to mount an exhibition after taking out an ad
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