Continuing Artwork

"Since his project here at the ASU Art Museum, Gregory Sale has been at the forefront of justice reform," said Heather Lineberry, Senior Curator and Assoicate Director. "It’s not just black and white has been instrumental for Sale in forming the foundation for artworks that explore and addresse complex discordances in the criminal justice system nationally. Sale is now undertaking a series of projects focused on the challenges of individuals reentering society after periods of incarceration." 

The Renewal Project: Art, Policy, and Perception, 2015-2016 (on-going) embedded artist with the Anti-Recidivism Coalition, Los Angeles, CA

Rap Sheet to Resume, 2015, an artist-in-residency and social art project comprised of a workshop and permanent installation developed with collaborators Johnny Perez, Susan Goodwillie and fourteen participants, Urban Justice Center, New York, NY

Touching Revolution: Radical Visions and Creative Responses to Mass Incarceration, 2015, a collaborative performance- and discussion-based social practice project with Mark Strandquist, Courtney Bowles and others, Open Engagement: Place and Revolution conference, co-presented by A Blade Of Grass, Carnegie Mellon University, and The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh, PA

Love for Love: Other Voices, Other Skin, 2015, a third iteration of social art project in the Love for Love series, Wave & Particle: A Group Exhibition to Celebrate Creative Capital's 15th Anniversary, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY

It’s not just black and white: a video reflection, 2014, a video-based installation, Center for the Advancement of Public Action, Bennington College, exhibition in conjunction with Incarceration in America, conference, Bennington, VT

Love for Love, 2013-2014, a second iteration of social art project with local partners including men on death row who are part of the REACH Coalition (a prisoner advocacy group at Riverbend Maximum Security Prison); young adults who have aged out of foster care in the Independence Living Program at Monroe Harding; youth in a court-initiated gang prevention program at the Oasis Center for Youth; professors and students at Vanderbilt University, Belmont University, and Watkins College of Art; and cultural policy fellows at Vanderbilt University’s Curb Center, More Love: Art, Politics, and Sharing since the 1990s, Cheekwood Museum of Art, Nashville, TN

Freeing the West: A Conversation about participatory social art and the practice of law with artist Gregory Sale (Phoenix, Arizona) and attorney Jeff Blackburn (Amarillo, Texas) 2012, a social art dialogic performance, with artist Jane Lindsay and six local collaborators, Just Not Yet: Dodging the Vacuum of Meaning, Museum of Texas Tech University and Landmark Arts, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX

Beware! Artwork (and modest proposal for it) Ahead! 2012, solo exhibition/collaborative social art project, Phoenix Art Museum Mid-Career Artist Award exhibition, with individual and institutional collaborators including TC Tolbert, and Tumbleweed Center for Youth Development, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ          

It’s not just black and white: video and mediated performance, 2012, with videographer Jason Dillon and forty participants, each re-entering society after periods of incarceration, Phoenix Art Museum Contemporary Forum 2012 Summer Film Series, Phoenix Art Museum, Phoenix, AZ 

Life is Life, 2011, a collaborative social art project with prisoners serving life sentences without possibility of parole at the Pennsylvania State Correctional Institution at Graterford and in partnership with the Mural Arts Restorative Justice Program, Here, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts Museum, Philadelphia, PA