Flight

 

 

 

 August 24 – December 1, 2018   University of New Mexico Art Museum

Curated by sheri crider and Traci Quinn, Curator of Education and Public Programs

WORKSHOP AND FUNDRAISER  SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15, 11AM – 1PM   UNM ART MUSEUM

ARTIST TALK: October 3rd, 5:30pm

ART AS ACTIVISM – INSTITUTION AS SITE  THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 5:30 PM   UNM ART MUSEUM   Gabrielle Uballez(USDAC), Daryl Lucero (curator/writer), sheri crider (artist, community builder, activist) Panel: Art as Activist/Institution as site: How do we build community in authoritarian spaces?

 

Flight is a multi-media installation by Albuquerque artist sheri crider that examines connections between empathy, personal transformation, mass incarceration, and migration. Using the migratory birds as visual metaphor, the heart of this exhibition focuses on immigration detention, which until recently was a hidden corner of the prison industrial complex.  Flight represents a year and a half of research, artistic partnerships, and creative interventions.  This project combines education, community partnerships, visual art and fundraising to expand the practical capacity of art-making into forms of discourse, civic engagement, and empathy building.  The exhibit is deeply personal and intentionally socially engaged.

The exhibition and series of events were partially sponsored by the Right of Return Fellowship which invests in formerly incarcerated artists to create original works that can further criminal justice reform in partnership with advocates and organizers.

Proceeds from the fundraising workshops during this exhibition will benefit the New Mexico Immigrant Law Center.

Flight (01)

 

 

 

Flight (01)    SATURDAY, JANUARY 27, 2018
524 Central NW
250 FREE TACOS by El Paisa

mercedez holtry  jodie herrera  sheri crider  

Kei & Molly Textiles

A visual, spoken word event benefitted the NM Dream Team, New Mexico Immigrant Law Center & the Santa Fe Dreamers Project. Jodie Herrera and sheri crider created merchandise that amplify the conversation about immigration and mass incarceration. The event raised just over $1300 dollars, gave away 250 tacos and was attended by over 200 people.

 

Mercedez Holtry’s fierce words kicked off our event.  

Flight is a series of pop up events featuring local visual and spoken word artists that focus on the invisibility of immigrant detention, both locally and nationally. The culminating project will result in a large scale installation and series of events at the University of New Mexico Art Museum in August 2018.

For all of the events, I have created a series of mobiles of migratory birds. The birds provide a vehicle to raise funds for legal aid and let the mainstream in on the dark story of mass incarceration of immigrants. Each bird offers a brief introduction to individuals and issues faced by detainees at Cibola Detention Center in New Mexico. The Northern Wheatear, American Kestrel and Blue Vireo mirror many of the immigrants country of origin, migratory path and instinct of migration to provide themselves and offspring adequate safety and resources. 

News Articles about the Cibola Detention Center:

http://nmindepth.com/2017/12/01/a-black-hole-of-due-process-in-new-mexico/

http://www.immigrantjustice.org/research-items/report-what-kind-miracle-systematic-violation-immigrants-right-counsel-cibola-county?q=CibolaReport

 

This project is partially sponsored by the Right of Return Fellowship. The fellowship invests in formerly incarcerated artists to create original works that  further criminal justice reform in partnership with advocates and social justice organizers. sheri crider is one of the first seven recipients of the fellowship.

 

All the proceeds from your Flight (01) purchase help fund the NM Dream Team, New Mexico Immigrant Law Center & the Santa Fe Dreamers Project.  Look for our next fundraising event: September 15th at UNM Art Museum http://artmuseum.unm.edu/

Flight (01) Tshirt
Flight (01) Tshirt
Flight (01) BarTail Godwit Wing silkscreen by sheri crider on a Unisex Tshirt
20.00
size :
Flight (01) Tote
Flight (01) Tote
Silkscreen Tote by Jodie Herrera
20.00
Flight (01) Northern Wheatear/Africa
Flight (01) Northern Wheatear/Africa
Limited edition bird mobile by sheri crider
30.00
Flight (01) American Kestrel/Mexico
Flight (01) American Kestrel/Mexico
Limited edition bird mobile by sheri crider
45.00

Flight (01) TODAS COSAS
Flight (01) TODAS COSAS
Includes all items (Tshirt, Tote + both bird mobiles)
100.00
Shipping & Handling included

http://nmdreamteam.org/

http://www.santafedreamersproject.org

http://nmilc.org/