Radius Gallery presents Boris Bally’s I.M.A.G.I.N.E Peace Now, an exhibition of 60 decommissioned guns, received through buyback programs, transformed into art objects and new expressions of peace. Bally and a panel of jurors bring together over 100 craft artists from six countries to make a powerful statement about the gun violence epidemic in America. The exhibition has traveled the US since 2016.
I.M.A.G.I.N.E Peace Now stands for the ‘innovative merger of art and guns to inspire new expressions.’ Participating artists were challenged to create works of art that incorporate disabled firearms taken off the streets. The objects vary — some are friendly and clever, while others are more confrontational. The exhibition objects were curated by a panel of expert jurors: Emily Zilber of the Boston Museum of Fine Arts; Monica Moses of American Craft Magazine; and Shepard Fairey, renowned artist and activist.
This exhibition contains adult content. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Radius Gallery is located at the Tannery Arts Center. Gallery hours are Wednesday through Sunday, free and open to the public.
Please, no pets.
Friday, October 19 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm
1050 River St Santa Cruz, CA 95060 (Studio #127)