Border Patrol featured in the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation's
5 Year Anniversary Exhibition
Online and by appointment
April 22 - June 19, 2021
Cove Street Arts
71 Cove St.
Border Patrol is scheduled to present a selection of works from 2019 as part of the Ellis-Beauregard Foundation 5 Year Anniversary exhibition at Cove Street Arts. The collective received an inaugural project grant from the foundation to realize R.I.P., a public art series that addresses the aesthetics and politics of death.
The series featured works by photographers, sculptors, performers and writers on a backlit advertising kiosk in the Maine Mall and on a grave site in the Highland Memorial Cemetery. More information about the project can be found here.
For the exhibition, Border Patrol will feature a series of charcoal prints from the tombstone that serves as permanent memorial in the Highland Memorial Cemetery. The stone was installed in the fall of 2019 as part of R.I.P. and features an original poem by writer Imani Jackson. Viewers are encouraged to take materials provided in the Cove Street exhibition to create their own rubbings at the South Portland cemetery. Visitors can find the tombstone in the back quadrant of the cemetery behind the gazebo; it is flush with the ground a few feet away from a nearby memorial bench.