COLLABORATIONS > TRI-CITIES BUSTED 2011

Tri-Cities Busted (Innocent Until Proven Guilty) is a series of portraits by Anna Kell and Jonathan Frey. Each graphite drawing is made on a 6" x 5" piece of paper and translates a printed photo found in Tri-Cities Busted, a weekly tabloid that publishes and sensationalizes local mug shots and arrest records from northeast Tennessee. The drawings consider the relationship of these individuals to the local community, the notion of local celebrity, and the visceral quality of the mug shot.

Tri-Cities Busted (Innocent Until Proven Guilty)
graphite on paper
each drawing 6" x 5"
2011
GRIDLOCK, gallery view
Tri-Cities Busted, on left
AC Institute
2011
GRIDLOCK Poster
design by Jonathan Frey
2011
GRIDLOCK, conference view
presentation detail of one example from the "Tri-Cities Busted" tabloid
2011
GRIDLOCK
conference program designed by Jonathan Frey
11" x 5"
2011

These drawings were presented and exhibited at GRIDLOCK, the 2011 Graduate Student Conference of Stony Brook University's Department of Cultural Analysis & Theory at the AC Institute in NYC.