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Elizabeth Josephson – A two-part exhibition of Drawings

FiveMyles
558 St. Johns Place, Crown Heights, 718-783-4438
Brooklyn Misc.
February 11 - March 21, 2010
Reception: Saturday, February 13, 4 - 7 PM
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This exhibition in two parts presents a series of drawings the artist Elizabeth Josephson made, while teaching at the Rikers Island correctional facility. Drawing I (February 11 – 28) shows ten large portraits of incarcerated women who collaborated with the artist by writing autobiographical information over their portraits.

Drawing II, the second part of the exhibition (March 4 – 21), is an installation of nine drawings of adolescent inmates. The drawings are projected onto the gallery walls with overhead projectors, rendering the boys life-size and an imposing, yet temporal, presence in the space.

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