UNLOADED
iMOCA at CityWay
October 7th through December 31st, 2016

Mel CHIN
Cross for the Unforgiven: 10th Anniversary Multiple (2012), 1 of 2
AK-47 assault rifles (cut and welded)

This is a two part exhibition
iMOCA at the Murphy October 7th to November 19th
iMOCA at CityWay  October 7th to December 31st

UNLOADED presents a number of perspectives on the image and impact of guns in contemporary culture, though none endorse them as a means to an end.  Works by 19 artists touch upon a host of issues surrounding access to and use of firearms, across demographic categories.  They examine and represent the role that guns continue to play in our national mythologies, suicide rates, individual and mass murder, domestic violence, and the militarization of civilian life.

Gun ownership and control is a divisive topic in this country.  The artists in UNLOADED visualize the power of the gun as icon and instrument, the damage it can do and how weapons might be rejected, broken or silenced. Some show the power that guns wield in our daily realities and personal fantasies.  Others mourn and resist that power, doing everything they can to take it away, believing there are better ways to resolve conflicts, ensure safety and keep the peace.

A special Indianapolis only installation by Tom Hubbard entitled Recoil will feature 50 porcelain monochromiatic handguns each stamped with data, quotes and facts related to guns, attempting not to favor one camp over the other in the gun control debate.

Vanessa German Unwhipped, 2013, mixed media, 28 x 10 x 10 inches
Vanessa German
Unwhipped, 2013
Mixed media, 28 x 10 x 10 inches

Featured Artists:
Lauren F. Adams
Nina Berman
Joshua Bienko
Casey Li Brander
Anthony Cervino
Mel Chin
Cathy Colman
Dadpranks
James Duesing
Jessica Fenlon
Vanessa German
Tom Hubbard
Jinshan
Andrew Ellis Johnson
Jennifer Nagle Myers
Adrian Piper
Don Porcella
Susanne Slavick
Renee Stout
Stephanie Syjuco

This was a two part exhibition.
iMOCA at the Murphy October 7th to November 19th
iMOCA at CityWay October 7th to December 31st

The Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art is supported from grants and funding from the Efroymson Family Fund, The Indianapolis Foundation, Herbert Simon Family Foundation, Lilly Endowment, Allen Whitehill Clowes Charitable Foundation, Christel DeHaan Family Foundation, Halstead Architects, ESL-Spectrum, R&M Electric, Buckingham Foundation, Murphy Arts Center, and the City of Indianapolis.

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