Gregory Sale’s Creative Capital Project Future IDs Premieres at Alcatraz


February 16, 2019

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Kirn Kim, Future IDs collaborator and Ranger Steve Cote visit the exhibition. Photo by Gregory Sale.

Gregory Sale’s Creative Capital Project, Future IDs at Alcatraz, is a yearlong project, exhibition, and series of monthly public programs in the New Industries Building on Alcatraz Island. The installation features ID-inspired artworks created by and with individuals who have conviction histories as they conceive and develop a vision for a future self. In stark contrast to prison-issued IDs, these artworks represent individual stories of transformation.

Social practice artist Gregory Sale leads a team that translates criminal justice reform efforts into a visual language to shift thinking about rehabilitation, reentry, and reintegration. Working closely with Dr. Luis Garcia, Kirn Kim, Ryan Lo, Aaron Mercado, LaVell Baylor, Dominique Bell, and Sabrina Reid, Sale and many collaborators led artmaking workshops and programs across California, both inside prisons and in communities.

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