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December 1, 2016 - March 24, 20178:00am - 5:00pm

Except As A Punishment for Crime

Anthony Warnick

Part of SWAP

Except As A Punishment for Crime
What to the prisoner is the Fourth  of July? (Detail)

What to the prisoner is the Fourth of July? (Detail)  Anthony Warnick | 2017 | Dissassembled prisoner produced American Flags | Photo by Jerry Mann

Installation Documentation

Installation Documentation  Anthony Warnick | 2017 | Mixed Media | photo by Jerry Mann

Except as a Punishment for Crime, Detail

Except as a Punishment for Crime, Detail  Anthony Warnick | 2017 | Plaster, graphite | photo by Jerry Mann

Installation Documentation

Installation Documentation  Anthony Warnick | 2017 | Mixed media | Photo by Jerry Mann

This was produced with forced labor

This was produced with forced labor  Anthony Warnick | 2017 | Prisoner produced offset prints | photo by Jerry Mann

Anthony Warnick, (Cleveland, OH)
Artist In Residence: December 1, 2016 - January 31, 2017
Exhibition: January 27 - March 25, 2017
Opening Reception: Friday, January 27, 6:00 ? 9:00 PM
Public Presentation: Call for More Information

This project involves the interrogation of the prison industrial complex and its connection to history, profit, and labor through objects produced within the system.

The past two decades have seen the rise of for-profit prisons. This shift from the administering of those incarcerated from the control of the state to the control of corporations focuses the conversation about their labor and pneuma. Through the appropriation of labor and utilization of the system of production these corporations provide, the work highlights these problematic conditions. The objects and performances Warnick produces demand ethical inquiry while connecting the history of representation and communication to the power of the state and capital over labor.

As an artist, Warnick has inserted himself into the purchasing system in order to gain the raw material for his project. This engagement reinforces the context of the goods produced through the use of captive labor and the numerous corporations that exploit this system.

About the Artist

Anthony Warnick

Anthony Warnick b. 1983, is a multi-disciplinary artist who works and lives in Cleveland, OH. His practice spans interactive media installation, performative interventions, and printed matter. His work has been exhibited at The Soap Factory, Art Of This, and The Dressing Room. He has been on the board of directors... go to artist page

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