A City Without Guns, 2015 - Ongoing
Found sticks in the shape of guns
Made in an edition of 5 unique collections
Dimensions variable
 

Exhibited in UNLOADED, curated by Susanne Slavick
SPACE Gallery
Pittsburgh, PA
February 3 - April 26, 2015
With: Mel Chin, Vanessa German, Stephanie Sycuco, Renee Stout, Adrian PiperLauren F Adams, Nina BermanJoshua BienkoCasey Li BranderAnthony CervinoCathy Colman, Dadpranks, Jinshan, James DuesingJessica FenlonAndrew Ellis Johnson, Don Porcella, Susanne Slavick

This show includes Edition 1/5 and currently touring the US, see below for more info.

Exhibited in Under the Gun, curated by Jesse Scaccia
Work | Release
Norfolk, VA

January 13 - February 4, 2017
With: Jeff Hewitt, Kate Kretz, Raul Martinez, William Storms, Nancy Floyd, Noah Scalin, Robert Mickelsen, Sam Hundley, Will Houp, Marissa DiGirolamo, Kelsie McNair, Charlotte Potter

Edition 2/5

Exhibited in Up in Arms, curated by Susanne Slavick and Sylvia Rohr
Carlow University Art Gallery
Pittsburgh, PA
January 17 - March 3, 2017
With: Joshua Bienko, Casey Li Brander, Cathy Colman, Dadpranks, Vanessa German, Adrian Piper, Susanne Slavick, and Stephanie Syjuco

Edition 3/5

This show will tour to:
Zilkha South Gallery
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
October 27 – December 10, 2017
 

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Since its debut in Pittsburgh, UNLOADED has been touring the US:

Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Dekalb IL
August 25 – October 24, 2015

Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College
January 25 - March 6, 2016

Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids MI
March - May 2016

iMOCA, Indianapolis
October – December 31, 2016

Marcia Wood Gallery
Co-curated with Dashboard

Atlanta, Georgia
April 28 - May 20, 2017
*This opened on at the same time that the NRA Conference was in Atlanta*

Harris Art Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne CA
September 5 - October 23 2017

Facebook Page for the show
Press for the show is on my press page


About:  A City Without Guns, 2015 - Ongoing is a series that emerged from a combination of my high-anxiety around the public health crisis of guns in America, daily dog walks, a sense of magical realism, and the curatorial eyes of Susanne Slavick.  In 2013-2014 I started picking up every stick that looked like a gun as a way to play with the idea that by meditating on this object and shape in my hand, an actual gun in someone else's actual hand somewhere in America at precisely that same moment might, somehow, turn into wood, rendered non-lethal. A sizable collection began to accumulate on my studio wall and Susanne noticed it when I posted it to Facebook.  She approached me about including it in Unloaded, a group show, which was a great chance to formalize the work and have it be seen by a wider audience.  The work is made as an edition of ten, with the first collection of nearly 45 guns touring the US with Unloaded.  Each edition is unique, with a variable number of guns that are mounted directly to the wall.