Sullivan Galleries: Full Schedule
October 4–January 11
Reception: Friday, October 5, 4:30–8:00 p.m.
Sullivan Galleries, 33 S. State St., 7th floor
This exhibition serves as the Tamms Year Ten (TY10) campaign office. TY10 is the campaign launched in 2008 to persuade legislators and the Illinois governor to reform or close the notorious supermax prison in Tamms, Illinois. It was designed to hold men in solitary confinement under conditions of sensory deprivation. As a result of the courageous decision by Governor Pat Quinn, Tamms was scheduled to close on August 31, 2012. The campaign office—on view and in action in the Sullivan Galleries—consists of a desk, table, chairs, computers, binders, files, lobbying materials, letters, posters, banners, props, photographs, and art ephemera. One wall will display snapshots of every man in Tamms Closed Maximum Security prison in 2008, with updates about their current fate. Organizer-artist and SAIC alumna Laurie Jo Reynolds will also keep scheduled hours.