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An art exhibition featuring art created from the remains of two separate fires in 2017 at the abandoned Joliet Prison.

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The objects on view honors the thousands of lives that have passed through the prison during its 144 year history from inmates to guards to civil servants. The contemporary perspective that the artists bring reclaims forgotten history and contributes to restorative justice. Some of the art honors specific points in time. A number of the artworks address the cultural perception and reaction of the prison as a construct. All of the art and historic artifacts presented embodies the character of the source material as seen through the invention of each artist.

Every Man 2018 by Terry Eastham Copper gutter, barbed wire, cement, rivets and piping.

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