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

Edition 1/5 - touring the US with UNLOADED exhibition

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 - in private collection

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

Zilkha South Gallery
Wesleyan University
Middletown, CT
October 27 – December 10, 2017
Edition 3/5



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Edition 1/5 is one of the works in UNLOADED, curated by Susanne Slavick
This is the total list of US Tour Exhibitions 2015 - Ongoing:

SPACE, Pittsburgh, PA,February 13 - April 26, 2015.
http://www.spacepittsburgh.org/portfolio-view/unloaded/

Northern Illinois University Art Museum, Dekalb IL, August 25 - October 24, 2015 http://www.niutoday.info/2015/08/19/unloaded-art-exhibition-examines-politics-of-firearms/

Handwerker Gallery, Ithaca College Monday, January 25 - Friday, March 6, 2016 http://www.ithaca.edu/intercom/article.php/20160201153714104

Urban Institute of Contemporary Art, Grand Rapids MI, March 31 - May 2016 and June/July 2016 http://www.uica.org/calendar/unloaded

iMOCA, Indianapolis October 7 – December 31, 2016
http://indymoca.org/exhibitions/2016/07/unloaded/

Bolivar Art Gallery, University of Kentucky, Lexington January 20 – February 18, 2017 http://finearts.uky.edu/savs/events/unloaded-group-show-curated-susanne-slavick

Institute of Contemporary Art at MECA, March 16 – April 14, 2017
https://www.meca.edu/about/institute-of-contemporary-art/coming-soon/unloaded/

Dashboard, Atlanta GA (at Marcia Wood Gallery)
April 28 - May 19, 2017 http://www.dashboard.us/unloaded

Minneapolis College of Art and Design, MN June 9 – July 16, 2017
http://mcad.edu/event/unloaded

Harris Art Gallery, University of La Verne, La Verne CA, September 5 - October 26, 2017
https://laverne.edu/lyceum/event/unloaded/2017-09-00/   

Trout Gallery, Dickinson College, Carlisle PA October 2018 to mid-February 2019
 


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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 five, 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.