The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison

August 21–November 17, 2019

Following the evolution of artist Nigel Poor’s collaboration with men incarcerated at San Quentin State Prison, this exhibition features visual documents, photographs from the prison’s archive, and episodes of the award-winning podcast Ear Hustle.

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  • Harold Meeks and Nigel Poor: Gym Profile 7-15-75, 2013; inkjet print with ink notations; 11 x 17 in.; courtesy of Nigel Poor and the San Quentin State Prison Museum, with thanks to Warden Ron Davis and Lieutenant Sam Robinson.

  • Gym Profile 7-15-75, from the San Quentin State Prison Archive, 1975 (printed 2018 from a black-and-white negative); inkjet print; 16 x 20 in.; courtesy Nigel Poor and the San Quentin State Prison Museum, with thanks to Warden Ron Davis and Lieutenant Sam Robinson.

  • Mother’s Day 5-9-76, from the San Quentin State Prison Archive, 1976 (printed 2018 from black-and-white negative); inkjet print; 16 x 20 in.; courtesy Nigel Poor and the San Quentin State Prison Museum, with thanks to Warden Ron Davis and Lieutenant Sam Robinson.

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