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Inside Outside

Inside/Outside: Prison Narratives
Curated by Misty Burruel & Rebecca Trawick
September 8 – November 21
Reception for the artists on September 8 from 6-8pm
Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art

Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art are pleased to present Inside/Outside: Prison Narratives and in the Project Space: DESEGREGATE, DISMANTLE ISOLATION from September 8 – November 21. There will be a reception for the artists on September 8 from 6-8pm with Karla Diaz performing Prison Gourmet, plus light refreshments and music from DJ Patrick Miller on the museum patio.

In the main gallery, Inside/Outside: Prison Narratives brings together contemporary artists who are examining our nation’s prison system with a special focus on the system of control through the use of solitary confinement and death row; the value of an education in the penal system; and how art has been incorporated into systems of rehabilitation.


In the Project Space the Counter Narrative Society (CNS) and their collaborators present DESEGREGATE, DISMANTLE ISOLATION. CNS transforms the space into an evolving laboratory aiming to bring into focus their collective and individual narratives on the effects of prolonged isolation and in turn, creating a communal work. DESEGREGATE, DISMANTLE ISOLATION features The Weight I Carry with Me: SENSIBLE HOUSING UNIT (SHU), a reaction to the "invisible punishing machine" – a conceptualization of the spatial and technological causes of inequality – and as part of this weight, she is featuring the Sensible Housing Unit (SHU) – a fabric replica of a prison cell and tactical object designed to engage audiences in critical dialogue about the human/civil rights issues prisoners face in prison control units. The goal of the Sensible Housing Unit is to publicly share the stories of our loved ones who have been subjected to the brutal psychological isolation and physical violence in super maximum security prisons, jails, juvenile reformatory and anywhere.  Artist Mabel Negrete is the founder of Counter Narrative Society (CNS) who works as a multi-disciplinary artist exploring counter narratives about bio-power, urbanism, culture, and technology.

Curated by Misty Burruel & Rebecca Trawick, Inside/Outside: Prison Narratives features work by Sandow Birk, Camilo Cruz, Amy Elkins, Alyse Emdur, Ashley Hunt, Spencer Lowell, Los Angeles Poverty Department (LAPD), Jason Metcalf, Sheila Pinkel, Richard Ross, Kristen S. Wilkins, and Steve Shoffner in collaboration with Chaffey College students of the CIW inmate education program and English Professor Angela Cardinale. DESEGREGATE, DISMANTLE ISOLATION is a project by the Counter Narrative Society (CNS) (AKA Mabel Negrete and Collaborators). Artist Karla Diaz will also perform Prison Gourmet at the artists reception scheduled on September 8 from 6-8pm.





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Inside/Outside: Prison Narratives Public Programs at the Wig
Chaffey College and the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art are pleased to present a series of free, public programs
in conjunction with the exhibitions Inside/Outside: Prison Narratives and DESEGREGATE/DISMANTLE ISOLATION,
at the Wignall Museum from September 8 – November 21, 2015.

DESEGREGATE/DISMANTLE ISOLATION: Engage
September 14 from 1230 – 150pm at the Wignall Museum
Join us for a casual facilitated event on how to engage with the Counter Narrative Society’s installation,
DESEGREGATE/DISMANTLE ISOLATION
.

Prison Terminal Film Screening
September 21 from 1230-150pm in WH-102
Join Gerontology Professor Catherine Bacus as we explore aging in prisons.

words + art Workshop
Hosted by The Chaffey Review
September 23 from 1230-2pm
Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art, Rancho Cucamonga Campus

DESEGREGATE/DISMANTLE ISOLATION: Engage
September 28 from 1230 – 150pm at the Wignall Museum
Join us for a casual facilitated event on how to engage with the Counter Narrative Society’s installation,
DESEGREGATE/DISMANTLE ISOLATION
.

Intersections: Policy & Incarceration
October 7 from 1230-150pm in CAA-211
Join us for a panel discussion with Professors Baron Brown (Administration of Justice), Julie Song (Sociology),
Will Mittendorf (Philosophy), Henry Rivas (ret. Correctional Science). Using images from the exhibition Inside/Outside,
they will discuss issues related to policy and incarceration.


DESEGREGATE/DISMANTLE ISOLATION: Engage
October 12 from 1230 – 150pm at the Wignall Museum
Join us for a casual facilitated event on how to engage with the Counter Narrative Society’s installation,
DESEGREGATE/DISMANTLE ISOLATION
.

words + art Workshop
Hosted by OBOC
October 14 from 1230-2pm at the Wignall Museum

Intersections: Education & Incarceration
October 21 from 1230-150pm in CAA-211
Join Chaffey College Dean Laura Hope (Instructional Support & Library Sciences) and CSUSB Professors
Annie Buckley (Community-Based Art) and Carolyn Eggleston (Center for the Study of Correctional Education)
as they discuss education in corrections.

DESEGREGATE/DISMANTLE ISOLATION: Mabel Negrete in Conversation
October 21 at 7pm in the Wignall Museum Project Space
Join artist Mabel Negrete via SKYPE in collaboration with a number of activists dedicated to the end to segregation
in the correctional system.

DESEGREGATE/DISMANTLE ISOLATION: Engage
October 26 from 1230 – 150pm at the Wignall Museum
Join us for a casual facilitated event on how to engage with the Counter Narrative Society’s installation,
DESEGREGATE/DISMANTLE ISOLATION.

performance + art Actors Respond
November 4 from 11am-1230pm at the Wignall Museum
Join Professor Kelly Ford Kaminski and her students for a morning of monologues and performances that respond
to the work on view in Inside/Outside: Prison Narratives.

A Community Conversation about Incarceration
November 6 from 1230-4pm at the Chaffey College Center for the Arts Buildings

     Panel Discussion - 1230-150pm in CAA-211
     Join us for a panel discussion with Linda, Roy, and Michele - three formerly incarcerated individuals who are working
     to make positive change in their lives and their communities. They’ll share their stories and the value of rehabilitation
     and education in their lives as they re-enter society. Also joining us will be educators and administrators who’ve
     championed programs that provide education within correctional facilities.  We hope to engage in meaningful dialogue
     aimed at strengthening an understanding and supportive climate for our students who are returning to college after
     incarceration, or who have loved ones that are dealing with these issues.
 
     Breakout sessions - 2-3pm
          The Role of the Gang in Mass Incarceration
          CAA-211
          Join Roy to discuss the role that gangs play in mass incarceration.

          The Challenges of Parole
          CAA-215
          Join Michele to discuss the unique challenges including family reunification, employment, transportation, and other
          issues that arise during the life of a parolee.

          Higher Education During and After Incarceration
          CAA-210
          Join Linda to discuss higher education and its important role in rehabilitation and re-entry.
 
Exhibition Tour and Reception, Wignall Museum – 3-4pm
Join us for light refreshments care of Presidents Equity Council and the Associated Students of Chaffey College.
View Inside/Outside: Prison Narratives and DESEGREGATE, DISMANTLE ISOLATION. You will also have the
opportunity to talk to our guest speakers and share your thoughts on the panel and breakout sessions.
Free and open to the public.

DESEGREGATE/DISMANTLE ISOLATION: Engage
November 9 from 1230 – 150pm at the Wignall Museum
Join us for a casual facilitated event on how to engage with the Counter Narrative Society’s installation,
DESEGREGATE/DISMANTLE ISOLATION.

Center for the Arts Presents…Inside/Outside Artists Talk
November 10 at 5pm in CAA-211
Join Inside/Outside artists Camilo Cruz, Alyse Emdur, Sheila Pinkel, and Jason Metcalf as they discuss their
interest in incarceration as a focus for their work.

dance + art Body Stories
November 13, 5pm at the Wignall Museum
Join Professor Michele Jenkins for a performance of original student choreography and dance inspired by the
work in Inside/Outside: Prison Narratives, currently on view at the Wignall Museum.

performance + art Actors Perform
November 16, 1230-150pm in CAA-218
Join Professor Kelly Ford Kaminski and her students as they read excerpts from essays written by Chaffey College
students in the CIW program. Essays on view as part of Inside/Outside: Prison Narratives currently on view at the
Wignall Museum.

words + art Public Presentation of Entries & Reception
November 18, 1230-2pm on the Wignall Museum Patio





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