Guns are accepted as a method of keeping "Peace" while at the same time widely acknowledged as instruments of chaos when used outside of state control. And yet, access to guns in other cultures is a sign of autonomy and resistance to oppression. Art may be the best way to explore this multivalence, hence, "The Gun Show".
This exhibition was curated by Mary Gagler through an open call to artists. By exhibiting at least one work by each artist who submitted to the show, Amos Eno Gallery offers a platform for free speech in a community venue through art on the controversial subject of guns.
John Adkins, John H Clarke, Miguel Cortinas, Emma Covode, Brooks Dierdorff, Nancy Elsamanoudi, Jonathan Frey, Ingrid Goldbloom Bloch, Velvet G.Oldmine, Goomba, Kathleen Greco, Craig Hill, Katherine Jackson, Matthew Keff, Jason Laning, MadMFia, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Kathleen Rogers, Rojava Solidarity NYC, Stass Shpanin, Abigail Smithson, Robin Snyder, Ryan Steed, Betsy Stout, Kento Saisho and Taehee Whang, Bubblegum Whiskey, Courtney White, Scot J. Wittman, Kristen Woodward, Raymond Yeager