Past exhibitions: Bridge over chaos (Spring 2016): PAÑOS

Various unidentified Chicano inmate-artistsCollection of 9 paños*Graphite, colored pencil, pen and ink on cloth handkerchiefEach approx. 37 x 37 cm (14,5 x 14,5 inches)Framed size:  191,5 x 146,5 cm*Southwestern United States prisoner folk art made by mainly illiterate Hispanic detainees on a prison-issued paño, diminutive of pañuelo (“handkerchief” in Spanish), using inspirations and motifs from Chicano culture.Please click here for a comprehensive essay on paños by Martha V. Henry.
PAÑOS, 1994-1996

 

Various unidentified Chicano inmate-artists 

Collection of 9 paños* 

Graphite, colored pencil, pen and ink on cloth handkerchief 

Each approx. 37 x 37 cm (14,5 x 14,5 inches) 

Framed size: 191,5 x 146,5 cm 

*Southwestern United States prisoner folk art made by mainly illiterate Hispanic detainees on a prison-issued paño, diminutive of pañuelo (“handkerchief” in Spanish), using inspirations and motifs from Chicano culture. 

Please click here for a comprehensive essay on paños by Martha V. Henry.