Des Lee Gallery: Wednesday, 16 September 2015
Guns In The Hands of Artists
September 16: Exhibition Opening; September 17: Panel Discussion
Brian Borrello, Mississippi Valley, early 21c., 1996. Image courtesy of Jonathan Ferrara Gallery.
Wednesday, September 16
5-8 pm Opening Reception
On View September 16-November 21
Originally mounted in 1996 by gallery owner Jonathan Ferrara and artist Brian Borrello, Guns In The Hands of Artists started a national dialogue within the arts. The exhibition grew out of Borrello's response to the growing gun violence crisis in New Orleans.
In 2014, Ferrara reorganized the exhibition to feature work by internationally recognized artists. Through their own medium, each artist has used the decommissioned firearms to create works that express a thought, make a statement, open a discussion, and stimulate thinking about guns in our culture.
Des Lee Gallery
1627 Washington Avenue