“Art Behind Bars” exhibit comes to Redeemer March 2 – 25
While spending 22 years in the Management Control Unit of Trenton State Prison, Ojore Nuru Lutalo created art from the only things he was allowed: old newspapers, glue and used paper. Mr. Lutalo ripped text and images from news sources to construct original collages.
Hanging in our church are about 20 of Mr. Lutalo’s creations. The collages describe Lutalo’s perception of his 28 years at Trenton State Prison. Many of the themes that Mr. Lutalo has incarnated in his art are being discussed in our Wednesday night study of Michelle Alexander’s The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Color Blindness.
Bonnie Kerness, director of the American Friends Service Committee’s Prison Watch Program, produced the large format installations.
The exhibit will be open Friday, March 11, from 7-9pm, Saturday, March 12, noon – 5pm and Sundays from 8am-12:30pm through March 20th. The exhibit is available at other times by calling the church office, 973-539-0703.