Matthew Whitney @ Sojourn Arts | Louisville, KY

Responding to Violence and the Gun

On view February 12 – April 9, 2017

RECEPTION AND PANEL DISCUSSION Saturday March 18, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. with the panel discussion at 6:30 p.m.

During 2016, in our small neighborhood of Shelby Park, 6 people died as a result of gun violence. Across the city in 2016, Louisville experienced more homicides than any other year on record. And across the U.S. in 2016 there were a total of 15,010 deaths from gunshots.

In this exhibit, artists have responded to violence and the gun with a variety of approaches.

Matthew Whitney is spelling out the word Warzone across Seattle with his feet. He describes these walks and the drawings made afterwards as part protest march and part active prayer.

By concentrating on the problem of violence in our city and across the country, these artists give us opportunity to mourn the lives lost to violence, to consider why so many are fascinated with guns, how guns relate to gender and youth, and how violence re-shapes our relationship to public space.

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