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Installation of Jesse Krimes quilts

Purgatory (detail), 2009

Image transfers, prison-issued soap, hair gel, playing cards.

Dimensions variable.

As the Coronavirus pandemic has spread throughout the U.S., prisons and jails have emerged as some of the most dangerous places in the country. The sole technique that has served to the slow spread of virus - social distancing - is impossible to practice in prisons.

Gallery artist Jesse Krimes has a unique viewpoint on the crisis, having spent six years in prison. We hosted a discussion of the current crisis joined by Professor Nicole Fleetwood and Jasmine Heiss.

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