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.