I served as the curatorial consultant for Ann Lewis‘ mural, See Her, a temporary mural at 808 Tremont Street in Boston commissioned by public art, non-profit Now + There.
See Her bears witness to the hopes, doubts, and humanity of incarcerated women and reflects on how choices we all make have the power to support their future success. It was designed in collaboration with a local residential reentry facility for incarcerated women run by Community Resources for Justice. The process of its making and installation illuminated the specific realities, desires, and decisions facing women transitioning out of prison. The mural, which boldly features photographic elements and paint, is a reflection on the inherent worth, strength, and potential of these women and all women.
On view at 808 Tremont Street, June 2017–October 2018.
WCVB Cityline “See Her & New Beginnings,” original air date October 22
WBUR Morning Edition “‘Just Give Us A Chance’: South End Mural Aims To Evoke Empathy For Incarcerated Women,” July 19
WBUR Artery “How The Problem Of Mass Incarceration Inspired A New South End Mural,” July 19
Big Red & Shiny “Activist Artist: An Interview with Ann Lewis,” July 18
The Boston Sun “Ann Lewis Puts Finishing Touches on Mural in South End,” July 14
The Bay State Banner “Brushstrokes behind bars: Muralist works with and for incarcerated women” July 13
The Boston Globe, “A South End mural makes a big impact,” July 5
Artnet News, “A New Boston Mural Highlights the Voices of Incarcerated Women,” July 5
The Boston Sun, “SELC Approves Temporary Mural,” June 16