The Society is proud to present Boris Bally's I.M.A.G.I.N.E Peace Now, an exhibition of over 90 decommissioned guns transformed into art objects and expressions of peace. Metal artist and activist Boris Bally brought together over 100 artists to make a powerful statement about gun violence in America. Artists were challenged to create works of art incorporating disabled firearms procured from a gun buyback program. Watch our segment on Open Studio with Jared Bowen.
Learn more at imaginepeacenow.org. This exhibition is free and open to the public through June 10.
Society of Arts and Crafts presents Archipomorphic, sculptural ceramics and study drawings in pencil by Tim Ian Mitchell, inspired by brick and body. Mitchell began this work in 2015 at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts after discovering a group of water-struck brick molds during a residency. Working with fresh, raw-brick castings in repeat, Mitchell altered them one by one and added anatomically abstracted features to make each into an individual, emerging from the rectangular clay volume. During the autumn of 2016 as a resident of C.R.E.T.A. in Rome, he chose to evolve the brick-series further by creating his own mold in dimensions of the classic Golden Section proportion. These clever small works come to life when exhibited together, inviting stories, mythologies, and metaphor. This exhibition is free and open to the public through April 15.