Occurs every Saturday, Friday, Thursday, Wednesday
Artists in Seattle join the gun control dialogue
The Other Gun Show: Artists with Guns
Contact: Li Turner, curator, (206) 498-2922, LiTurner@aol.com
Gallery 110: (206) 624-9336, www.gallery110.com
A traditional gun show soon takes place in Seattle, while the NRA Annual Convention takes place in Houston, TX. Simultaneously, not coincidentally, a gun themed art exhibition featuring some of the northwest's most envelope-pushing artists will take place in Pioneer Square at Gallery110 in Seattle.
The exhibition, titled: The Other Gun Show, opens May 2nd at Gallery 110. During the artist's reception on Saturday, May 4th at 5 p.m. the artists will present a talk about the art works on view, followed at 6 by a reception. Both events are free and open to the public.
In the exhibition, each work of art will reflect the artist's personal reaction to the nation's ongoing gun dilemma. Although the exhibition will not assume an official position, it will endeavor to broaden and stimulate discussion. The participating artists are limited only by their own creativity, which proves to be astonishingly vast.
The range of artwork will extend far beyond paint-on-canvas; it will encompass a diversity of mediums. Such diversity reflects the wide range of artists in this show. Many of whom have been part of the local art scene for years, while others are quickly earning name recognition. This group exhibition includes: Jasmine Iona Brown, Jan Cook, Ron Hall, Sally Ketcham, Joan Kimura, Sabe Lewellyn, Pascale Lord, Paula Maratea, Marcy Merrill, Emmanuel Monzon, Fab Rideti, Ray Schutte, Sonya Stockton, and Li Turner
The show is being curated by Li Turner, who a few years ago, curated the well-received Barbie exhibition at Bumbershoot. Buckle your seatbelts.