Miles of Freedom benefits from show

Photo courtesy of the Pollack Gallery

The Pollock Gallery and Dallas-based nonprofit Miles of Freedom present The Arts of Oppression, an exhibit and auction of more than 180 works by people currently or formerly incarcerated, from Sept.-Oct. 30. The show features the work of dozens of artists, including many from the Darkwood Gallery in San Angelo, Texas, a space devoted to showcasing creative works by currently and formerly incarcerated people. The exhibit also includes historical references to the issues of mass incarceration, human rights and the criminal justice system. Works will be available for sale through an online auction, which opens Sept. 11 and closes Oct. 30. Proceeds will benefit the featured artists and Miles of Freedom, whose mission is to equip, empower and employ individuals returning home from prison and provide support for their families. A public opening reception for the exhibit will be held Sept. 11 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. SMU’s Pollock Gallery is located in Expressway Tower, Suite 101 at 6116 North Central Expressway in Dallas. Free parking is available in lot surrounding the building. — Victoria Winkleman