No Human Way to Kill is a new book and exhibition by artist Robert Priseman that reflects different points of view on the death penalty.

The paintings were first shown in London where they caused a stir on the British art scene:A visit to see Robert Priseman’s images of American execution chambers is no easy experience. Standing in front of the almost life-size paintings, you, as the visitor, are the only person in the painting and therefore the execution ‘room’. There is no escaping from a full-on confrontation with the perversity of the death penalty and the reality of your own mortality.

Robert’s works are based on years of research to uncover rare images of execution rooms in America, most of which forbid any photography or visits by the uninvited. The book, No Human Way to Kill, is published in conjunction with the Human Rights Centre at University of Essex and Amnesty International and promoted by Human Rights Watch.

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What: No Human Way to Kill: Paintings, Drawings and a New Book by Robert Priseman
When: March 16, 2010 – March 30, 2010
Where: White Box Gallery, 329 Broome Street, Soho, New York, NY10002