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


The editions of this work have had many lives on tour with various exhibitions and venues across the country and now in Switzerland.

UNLOADED, curated by Susanne Slavick
SPACE Gallery
Pittsburgh, PA
February 3 - April 26, 2015
With: Mel Chin, Vanessa German, Stephanie Sycuco, Renee Stout, Adrian Piper, Lauren F Adams, Nina Berman, Joshua Bienko, Casey Li Brander, Anthony Cervino, Cathy Colman, Dadpranks, Jinshan, James Duesing, Jessica Fenlon, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Don Porcella, Susanne Slavick

Edition 1/5 - touring the US with UNLOADED exhibition

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

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 - still touring the US

Ligne De Mire (Group Exhibition) March 1 - May 31, 2019
Forum Schlossplatz, Aarau, Switzerland
Curated by Lea Schaffner
Participating Artists: Michel Aubry, Kyle Cassidy, Johanna Dahm, Harun Farocki, Christoph Fischer, Sylvie Fleury, Parastou Forouhar, Claire Lieberman, Robert Longo, Lucas Olivet, The Yes Men, The Propeller Group, Edwin Sanchez, Annina Schwarz, Cornelia Sollfrank, Philippe Starck, Sharif Waked, Ralph Ziman, Aghata Zobrist
Edition 4/5 - on view now

Ligne de Mire (Group Exhibition) - March 14 - August 26, 2018
MUDAC, Lausanne, Switzerland
Curated by Susanne Hilpert Stuber
Participating Artists: Michel Aubry, Mircea Cantor, Kyle Cassidy, Yi-Fei Chen, Johanna Dahm, ECAL/Ecole cantonale d’art de Lausanne, Al Farrow, Sylvie Fleury, Parastou Forouhar, Susan Graham, Clara Ianni, An-Sofie Kesteleyn, Herlinde Koelbl, Claire Lieberman, Robert Longo, Gonçalo Mabunda, Raul Martinez, Jennifer Meridian, PostlerFerguson, Ted Noten, Mary O’Malley, Mai-Thu Perret, The Propeller Group, Antonio Riello, Edwin Sanchez, Lisa Sartorio, Philippe Starck, Sharif Waked, Brigitte Zieger, Ralph Ziman
Edition 4/5

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