This month, Jason Jacques Gallery in NYC launches SMOKE, a group exhibition presented in partnership with the Last Prisoner Project, a nonprofit dedicated to cannabis-related criminal justice reform, with a focus on helping individuals incarcerated for nonviolent, marijuana-related convictions. 100% of profits from contemporary art sales will go to the Last Prisoner Project.
Staged in direct response to the current push for the legalization of cannabis, the rapidly shifting legal landscape, and the ways in which its criminalization reinforces systemic oppression of people of color and marginalized communities, SMOKE explores past and present attitudes towards cannabis use. Participating artists include Katsuyo Aoki, Anne Marie Laureys, Roberto Lugo, Gareth Mason, Shari Mendelson, Johannes Nagel, Rick Owens, Aneta Regel, Nick Weddell, and others. May 18-25.