James Casebere’s (CRF 2014) new exhibition entitled Home & Prison is on view at Archive/Project Space in Pittsfield, MA from May 1 – June 26, 2021. Associated with The Pictures Generation that emerged in the 1980s, James Casebere is known for his constructed photographs that explore private, public, and historical architectural space. For the last 30 years, he has created complex tabletop models of plaster, Styrofoam, and cardboard in his studio before carefully lighting and photographing them. Casebere’s subjects have included prisons, slavery-era cotton mills, and American ideas of home. Get to Archive/Project Space to view this new show, and click here to make an appointment to visit.

Casebere started Archive/Project Space himself during the pandemic, adapting it from his personal studio into a space for community connection through art.

“As COVID arrived, and other businesses began to close, it just became a part of that feeling of desolation a little bit and it made me want to open it up,” Casebere said. “In my own head, it was a bit of giving back to the community, like making the space accessible to transforming it into something new and offering something to the public for a change. In the midst of this disaster, I was more motivated by the pandemic than deterred, I guess.” Read this article to learn more about Archive/Project Space.