Columbia Center for Justice partners with local gallery for exhibit on mass incarceration

Lorenzo Steele Jr. and Isaac Scott are the curators of "Through Different Eyes," an exhibit that hopes to engage viewers with the issue of mass incarceration. Photo Courtesy of Isaac Scott

Lorenzo Steele Jr. and Isaac Scott are the curators of “Through Different Eyes,” an exhibit that hopes to engage viewers with the issue of mass incarceration. Photo Courtesy of Isaac Scott

A new exhibit at Rio II Gallery opening Friday aims to give both Columbia students and local residents a new way to engage with the issue of mass incarceration.

“Through Different Eyes: A Community Impacted” is a collaboration in honor of Black History Month between Rio II Gallery and the Center for Justice at Columbia University, an interdisciplinary initiative focused on criminal justice reform…Described as “an artistic response to mass incarceration,” the exhibit features 32 pieces that represent the various perspectives of seven artists connected to the criminal justice system. The artists all have underlying connections to Rikers Island and include those who were formerly incarcerated at Rikers, relatives of current and former inmates, and a former Rikers corrections officer.

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