Arcangel Gallery Exhibit *Included with admission Curiosity and Wo Read more [...]
Event Category: Exhibits
On View Friday, July 13–Sunday, October 28, 2018
Since we are always killing, and we are such ingenious innovators, it comes as no surprise that we have become good at it. So much so, that one person it seems can kill dozens and dozens of people all on their own. “Arm everyone!”, “Disarm everyone!”, for all our inventive creativity, we have become surprisingly bad at looking for meaning and reason beyond basic actions. We identify scapegoats like the mentally ill, and soulless criminals, while recognizing the manufacturing machine’s need to churn out more tools for the slaughter.
In the United States alone, during the past 10 years there have been over 424 people killed in mass shootings[i], in 2016 alone 38,658 people were killed by guns[ii]. None of this includes the many wars and violent acts occurring every minute all over the world. Since we as humans (really, particularly men) seem unable to do much to harness or control our rage, it is important that we at least stop look, and admit the fact that we are responsible. It is not only in our schools, it is in our neighborhoods, on our police force, and it is part of our international relationship plan. Through the work of various artists, playful, beautiful and poignant, we stop look and think.