Tue, Feb 28|
Loyola Notre Dame Library
Film Screening and Q&A with Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter
Screening of the documentary Art & Krimes by Krimes, followed by Q&A with artist Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter. This event is offered in coordination with the exhibition Life on Hold at Gormley Gallery, which features artwork by women incarcerated at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women.
Time & Location
Feb 28, 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM EST
Loyola Notre Dame Library, 200 Winston Ave, Baltimore, MD 21212, USA
About the event
About Art & Krimes by Krimes: While locked up for six years in federal prison, artist Jesse Krimes secretly creates monumental works of art—including an astonishing 40-foot mural made with prison bed sheets, hair gel, and newspaper. He smuggles out each panel piece-by-piece with the help of fellow artists, only seeing the mural in totality upon coming home. As Jesse's work captures the art world's attention, he struggles to adjust to life outside, living with the threat that any misstep will trigger a life sentence.
About Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter: Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter is an award-winning Philadelphia based artist who creates socially conscious music, film, and visual art through an autobiographical lens. Although it has been a decade since her release from a Pennsylvania prison, Mary’s time spent on the inside continues to shape the direction of her art and practice. Her entertaining but poignant works offer a critical perspective on the particular challenges women of color face when they become immersed in the criminal justice system. Her work has been exhibited at venues including MoMA PS1, African American Museum of Philadelphia, Eastern State Penitentiary, Ben & Jerry’s Factory in Waterbury Vermont, Martos Gallery and HBO’s The OG Experience at Studio 525 in Chelsea among others. Ms. Baxter is also a 2017 Soze Right of Return Fellow, 2018 and 2019 Mural Arts Philadelphia Reimagining Reentry Fellow, 2019 Leeway Foundation Transformation Awardee, 2021 Ed Trust Justice Fellow, 2021 SheaMoisture and GOOD MIRRORS Emerging Visionary grantee, 2021 Frieze Impact Prize award winner, 2022 S.O.U.R.C.E Studio Artist in Residence and a 2022 Art 4 Justice Grantee Partner. Her exhibition "Ain't I a Woman" is on view at the Brooklyn Museum from January 20 through August 13, 2023.
About Life on Hold at Gormley Gallery: This film screening and artist Q&A are offered in conjunction with the exhibition Life on Hold, curated by Casey McKeel, which features artwork by women incarcerated at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women. McKeel worked with Notre Dame of Maryland University faculty, staff, and students to lead workshops in collage and painting at MCIW in fall 2022, supporting the women in speaking to their experiences of incarceration. The resulting artworks, on view at Gormley Gallery from January 23 through March 3, 2023, give voice to a population that is often forgotten.
Directions to Loyola/Notre Dame Library: Loyola/Notre Dame Library is located between the Notre Dame of Maryland University and Loyola University Maryland campuses. The street address is 200 Winston Ave, Baltimore, MD, 21212. Parking is free after 5:00pm. Click here for directions. Ridley Auditorium is located on the lower level of the library; signs will direct you to the screening.
1 hour 30 minutes
Screening of Art & Krimes by Krimes
Q&A with Mary Enoch Elizabeth Baxter