Brooklyn-based artist Jasper Spicero is opening his newest solo show, Centers in Pain, at Paris’s New Galerie, opening May 26 and running until July 11.
The exhibition comes as the culmination of a fascinating project by the same name undertaken by Spicero last year when he rented out Wapato prison, an abandoned maximum security facility in Portland, Oregon, for four days.
The pristine space had never housed inmates and remained unused aside from a small janitorial staff that maintained its plumping and changed the dusty bed sheets. Spicero spent his time filming and exploring the abandoned space, eventually producing a short film, a screenplay for an imaginary movie, and various documentation of the sculptures installed in the prison.
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