Noticeably underrepresented in the exhibition is work by adult women prisoners, especially since "Golden Rules" tell us that the incarceration of women in California has gone up exponentially in the last two decades (mostly for nonviolent offenses) due to mandatory sentencing laws.
Amid the troubling information provided by "Golden Rules" and the haunting art on view, a lighter moment seems necessary and it arrives in the form of Larry Machado's motorcycle sculpture Bone Shaker (1981-82). Assembled from the bones of dead rodents found on the prison yard, Bone Shaker is a straightforward, unsentimental symbol of freedom.
THE PRISON PROJECT
Through March 29
Tues., by appt.; Wed.Sat., noon5 p.m.
Intersection for the Arts
446 Valencia, SF