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Remember Me, 2011
Collaborative project with inmates from the Keele St. Community Corrections Centre, a halfway house
Art works by inmates and texts from interviews silkscreened on paper
Exhibited at Toronto City Hall
I met chaplain Harry Nigh at Dismas, a biweekly dinner for ex-offenders. Harry works at the Keele St. Community Corrections Centre, a halfway house for men who are serving out the remainder of their sentences. He invited me there to meet two inmates, Glen Anthony and Brian, both gifted artists.
Over a six month period I interviewed twelve of the residents, and asked them (1) how did they want to be remembered? and (2) if they were going to leave a gift behind, what would it be?
I edited their texts and had them silkscreened on to 300 lb watercolour paper.
Brian, Glen Anthony and a third artist who joined the project, Nathan, painted the gifts.
The silkscreened prints were exhibited at the City Hall Rotunda in 2011.
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