January 9 – March 18


Wong-500Through drawings and paintings, Judy Wong brings to light those who are often overlooked in our community, joining the voice of Dr. Dean Brooks to speak out against dehumanization created by authoritative power within our institutions.

Three major areas are used as examples of institutionalization that creates the hidden transparencies in a community.

– State Mental Health Facilities
– Correctional Institutions
– Assisted Living Facilities


Gallery2-500Gallery1-500The History of the Oregon State Hospital from 1883-2012
Dr. Dean Brooks Speaks Out: The Meaning of Dehumanization
The Oregon State Mental Health Hospital
Dr. Dean Brooks and the Meaning of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” as Enactment in the Film
Institutions and Assisted Living, Dual Diagnosis and Autism3rdFloor-500


LOCATION: 3rd floor galleries
Curator: Judy WONG


The 2011-2012 Hamersly Library exhibits theme is IDENTITY. The exhibits featured this year will explore the characteristics that determine who we are. Our individual experiences, the communities we live in, and our culture all play a significant role in establishing our identity.

In winter we are looking at community identity. The people we come in contact with every day influence whom we surround ourselves. Some of those people are in our lives by choice, while others are present but unseen. Two local artists use the populace of Salem to explore what makes a group of people a community.