Amy Elkins in “Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana” at FordImage: Amy Elkins, Expectant Mother (Pink), Expectant Mother (Blue), Mother and Newborn, Mother and Son, Mother and Young Children, 2019, Digital chromogenic prints on paper, 25 ¼ x 21 ¼ inches each, installed on Southern Magnolia, 2019 artist-designed wallpaper, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University, New Orleans.

Artworks by Amy Elkins are included in the upcoming exhibition “Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana” at the Ford Foundation Gallery. Curated by Monica Ramirez-Montagut, the exhibition will be on view from February 21 – May 9, 2020.

Per(Sister): Incarcerated Women of Louisiana explores one of the most critical issues of inequality and injustice facing our nation today through the lens of a population too often overlooked. With an alarming rise in rates of female incarceration, this exhibition seeks to build awareness of the crucial issues that impact women before, during, and after incarceration. The exhibition presents works from more than 30 artists who created new pieces based on the personal stories of 30 formerly and currently incarcerated women: persisters. Stories of loss, hope, despair, survival, triumph, and persistence are shared in a variety of forms, demonstrating simultaneously the universal struggles faced by communities impacted by incarceration and the personal resilience of each woman featured.

Per(Sister) originated at the Newcomb Art Museum of Tulane University under the leadership of museum director Monica Ramirez-Montagut with assistance from Laura Blereau, and was developed in equal partnership with Syrita Steib and Dolfinette Martin with additional support provided by Operation Restoration and Women with a Vision.

Ford Foundation Gallery
320 East 43rd Street
New York, NY 10017

Opening reception:
March 2, 2020
6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
RSVP requested

For more information, visit the Ford Foundation Gallery website.