Spaces From Yesterday:
The Hallway
by Dennis Crookes
Acrylic on canvas


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Spaces From Yesterday is an exhibition series developed collaboratively between Amy M. Ho and incarcerated artists from San Quentin State Prison. The second exhibition in this series, The Hallway, was done in collaboration with Dennis Crookes. Amy and Dennis began planning this project at San Quentin and continued the project outside after Dennis was released from prison. The Hallway is a recreation of the hallway from Dennis’ childhood home. Dennis and his sisters used to meet up in the hallway to play chess, checkers and go-fish after their mother was asleep. The hallway was illuminated by a lone night-light emanating from the bathroom at the end of the hall. The painting and the installation were planned simultaneously - the painting was drawn from memory and the installation was designed based on Dennis's stories and descriptions.