Last December, I posted about an exhibit at Space One Eleven in B’ham by Spencer Shoults called ‘Cupcakes!’. They’re back in front now (SOE is great about having fantastic work in their windows – I think that’s one of their missions):
This is by Guido Maus – the artist statement reads in part, “In his works, Maus confronts the abusive power of opinionated forces which bombard each of us from without and within. The structured influences of an organized societal existence wage war alongside the individual quest for truth and decency.”:
This is by Jim Neel:
Lonnie Holley, “Profiles of African Women”:
Walt Creel, “Deer”, made up of bullet holes through painted aluminum. His artist statement is entitled ‘Deweaponizing the Gun’ and reads in part, “when I decided I wanted to make art using a gun, I was not sure what direction I would have to take. I knew I did not want to use it simply as an accent to work I was doing, but as the focus. My main goal was to take the destructive power away from the gun. To manipulate the gun into a tool of creation and use it in a way that removed it from its original purpose. To deweaponize it.”
Beginning November 6, the gallery will open an exhibit called The Compassion Project.