UNLOADED is a nationally traveling, multi-media, group exhibition that explores the historic and social issues surrounding the divisive nature of gun ownership in the United States.
Curated by Susanne Slavick, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of Art at Carnegie Mellon University, the exhibition 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 twenty-two artists touch upon a host of issues surrounding access to and use of firearms across demographic categories. They examine, according to Slavick, “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.”
During the opening of the exhibition, an artist talk with curator Susanne Slavick will commence at 8:00 p.m. in Auditorium 150 at MCAD.
For more information, visit the MCAD website.