Morton Kaish: A Print Retrospective
Louise and Bernard Palitz Gallery
Syracuse University Lubin House, New York City
November 8, 2021–February 5, 2022
Gallery Reception, November 9, 6-8pm
This retrospective presents an overview of Morton Kaish’s exploration and love of the print medium. Spanning over seven decades, the exhibition highlights his mastery of traditional and emerging techniques: starting with an early drawing Kaish created as a student at Syracuse University in 1945, through his experimental years in Italy, and culminating in the dramatic color and patterns of his current “Butterflies” series.
Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States
January 13 through March 11, 2022
Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States explores the root causes of mass incarceration in the US through art inspired by the interviews of thirty formerly incarcerated women of Louisiana—the state known as the “Prison Capital of the World.” Co-curated in partnership with formerly incarcerated women, Per(Sister) seeks to build awareness of the crucial issues that impact women before, during, and after incarceration. The exhibition shares stories of loss, hope, despair, survival, triumph, and persistence in a variety of forms, demonstrating simultaneously the universal struggles faced by communities impacted by incarceration and the personal resilience of each woman featured.
Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of the United States is a traveling exhibition produced by the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana. The exhibition was curated under the leadership of former museum director Monica Ramirez-Montagut (current executive director of the MSU Broad Art Museum) with curatorial assistance from Laura Blereau and production assistance from Miriam Taylor. It was developed in equal partnership with per(sisters) Syrita Steib and Dolfinette Martin with additional support provided by Operation Restoration and Women with a Vision in New Orleans.