“Correspondence” explores the narratives of over 20 U.S. political prisoners who have been jailed for their activism in the Black Liberation movements of the 1960s and 1970s. Through her signature larger-than-life portraiture, Sophia Dawson seeks to humanize the activists, while calling attention to their continued imprisonment and advocating for their freedom.
Throughout the show’s run, Sophia Dawson will collaborate with TunnelVision Artists, a multidisciplinary collective and artist agency with strong Brooklyn roots, to produce events at Okay Space Gallery. With every event, Dawson and TunnelVision hope to bring these issues to the mainstream and to raise the profile of each individual prisoner — continuing their legacy of curating powerful gatherings through art, music and shared consciousness.
10% of all art sales from “Correspondence” will be donated to the Jericho Movement, an organization with the defined goal of gaining recognition for political prisoners and prisoners of war who exist inside of the United States, despite the United States’ government’s continued denial, and winning amnesty and freedom for these political prisoners.
Visit: www.thejerichomovement.com/ prisoners