Artist: Matthew Higgins
On View: until March 30, 2010
Viewing hours: Mon. – Fri. 10:00 -18:00, Sat 10:00-15:00
Sundays and late evenings by appointment or by chance.
The Block by Matthew Higgins, documents in chilling detail, weapons made by the inmates of Kingston Penitentiary.
Born of a fascination with prison life, this scanographic collection takes a look into the darkest corner of life behind bars. Through access to Kingston Pen’s evidence room, Higgins has documented the knives, pipe bombs, zip guns, and shivs made by convicts in all their alarming and fascinating detail. Many of these weapons have remarkable stories and as a group tell a tale of determination, desperation, violence and chilling creativity.
Red Wall Gallery at SPAO 168 Dalhousie St. Ottawa
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