Dispatches From the Ghost Ship – Opening Reception
Sunday, January 27, 2019; 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dispatches from the Ghost Ship is an installation of portraits and landscapes of life on Rikers Island, created by artist Jacob Cohen. The body of work consists of over 500 observational drawings made over the course of four years of Cohen’s work, teaching, and performing on Rikers, as well as a selection of drawings made in collaboration with young inmates. There are no photos taken of the inmates during their incarceration other than their mug shots. No cameras are allowed onto the island. The installation was first exhibited at the Queens Museum in July 2018.