An Impossible Situation
February 7 – March 22, 2014
Opening Reception: Friday, February 7th from 5 – 9pm
NCECA Bus Tour: Wednesday, March 19th from 10am – 4:30pm
NCECA Reception: Thursday, March 20th from 5 – 9:30pm
Curator and Artist Talk: Friday, March 21st at 6:30pm, including a panel discussion with the curators and select artists
WPCA is pleased to present an exhibition of ceramic sculpture, curated by Matthew Isaacson and Stefanie Kirkland, including work by Pattie Chalmers, Jason A. Hackett, James Ibur, Karl McDade, Richard Notkin, Allan Rosenbaum, Monica Vandendool, Patti Warashina, and John Zimmerman.
Today we are faced with issues of freedom, morality and humanity on the topic of gun control. This issue has swept our society with heated discussions and passionate cries for new regulations. We are more than ever at a crossroads about the role of the gun in our society.
Guns are first objects, part of our material world. However, guns lack agency without a user; it is through human interaction that they become fully functioning objects. Guns can be used for both destruction and self-defense through this human interface, whether for acts of hate or for games of sport. We are forced to ask ourselves, where do we place guns in our society?