Two Smoking Barrels is an exhibition that explores gun violence in the United States. Morgan Page and Dusty Mitchell create work that addresses guns as anecdotal objects and historical devices. Morgan Page works primarily in photography, video, and sound while Dusty Mitchell works in sculpture and installation.
Morgan Page’s personal and historical narratives related to gun violence are presented as videos or photographed landscapes with accompanying audio and in some cases, the model of the weapon that was used in the shooting is also a part of the installation. Her aim for viewers is that each individual not only consider the incident that took place in the landscape pictured and how that incident has perhaps been sensationalized in a way that removes its audience from its significance, but also the politics of the landscape and how that has been altered by the violence associated with it now.
Dusty Mitchell approaches issues related to gun violence in a more whimsical manner. His work is consistently amusing and even playful while
maintaining heavy undertones. As a sculptor and installation artist, the role of the gun as a consequential object is at the forefront of his representations of it and uses for its inclusion in an installation.
Previously exhibited on World AIDS Day, December 1st, 2014, at the historic Fortress Building in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Preservatif is now traveling nationally, adding new artworks from local artists from each location."Preservatif", an art exhibition made out of a donation of 21,000 pounds of expired condoms celebrates it's second show on National HIV Testing Day. The event will feature local live music, art, and onsite HIV testing.
January 30 - March 21,2015
Two Smoking Barrels is an exhibition that explores gun violence in the United States. Morgan Page and Dusty Mitchell create work that addresses guns as anecdotal objects and historical devices.
Bachrun LoMele returns to Memphis for a 2-week exhibit at Marshall Arts. The California-based installation artist, who participated in the 2013 cumulative art exhibit Memphis Social, will be showing alongside painter, illustrator, and 2014 Memphis in May poster artist, Bobby Spillman.
Kristen Myers returns to Memphis for a three day event at Marshall Arts. Both earlier paintings and newer ones will be available. Kristen grew up in Memphis, studying under a number of local artists, including Carol Sams, Tim Andrews, and Bill Hicks. She graduated from Pratt Institute in New York, and has been practicing her art ever since. This is her first Memphis show since the closing of Perry Nicole Fine Art in 2010.
Something Old = Something New
Rob van der Schoor
September 13- Oct 20
Dutch artist Rob van der Schoor returns to Memphis for a showing of his latest work in Something Old = Something New.
"This Art Has Cooties" is a look at work by regional female artists whose work, due to its size, imagery, materials, or process, is considered "feminine." It’s not that the work isn’t good; it’s just that you don’t see as much of it as you probably should. Because it has cooties.