No Spirit For Me
Rowan Renee (MFA 2019)
No Spirit For Me uses the artistic process as a site for transformative justice. Last semester I acquired the contents of my father's criminal case file from the State Attorney who prosecuted him in 2008. Set within a fictitious police evidence room, I use the labor of making to process what was left out of the State's narrative of justice. Through loom-weaving, lithography and metal-work, I appropriate the archive of police evidence to interrogate how the intersection of homophobia and misogyny contribute to the systemic failure of the criminal justice system.
This work is featured in Dry Socks in a Submerged Canoe: The 2019 MFA Thesis Exhibition, on display from March 15 - 31 at Stamps Gallery in Ann Arbor.