Fresh Arts presents Stephen Wilson: Ultimate Justice opening reception
Fresh Arts presents Ultimate Justice, a multimedia exhibition by Houston-based artist Stephen Wilson. Ultimate Justice is a series of photographs, drawings, notes, documents and videos based on the artist's experience working on the feature length documentary Killing Time.
The film delves deeply into the experience of a family whose loved one, Elroy Chester, was executed by the State of Texas the summer of 2013. Chester was diagnosed with a general learning disability by all scientific measures. In 2002, the U.S. Supreme Court barred the execution of mentally impaired persons, considering the punishment to be cruel and unusual. However, the State of Texas ruled that because Chester's crimes demonstrated forethought, strategy, and criminal intent, execution was fair punishment.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on display through August 28.