Premeditated: Meditations on Capital Punishment by Malaquías Montoya


Premeditated: Meditations on Capital Punishment by Malaquías Montoya, August 20 – November 14, 2004 

Summary: Recently created silkscreen images and paintings dealing with the death penalty and penal institutions in the United States, were displayed along with related research and statistics.  In these powerful and often disturbing works, Montoya (a leading figure in the West Coast political Chicano graphic arts movement and one of the founders of the “social serigraphy” movement of the 1960s) illuminates the inhumanity of state-sponsored premeditated murder.

Curator: Malaquías Montoya

Organizing Institution: Snite Museum of Art, University of Notre Dame

Displayed at: Mexican Fine Arts Center Museum West Wing.

Traveling exhibition venues: Snite Museum of Art, National Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty, Annual Conference, Washington, D.C., Dougherty Arts Center, Texas, Track 16 Gallery, California, Nelson Gallery, Univeristy of California, Asian Resource Gallery, California.

Friday, August 20, 2004 to Sunday, November 14, 2004