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David Adey Exhibition At Quint


  • WHEN Ongoing from now until February 23, 2019[days & times]
  • WHERE Quint Gallery, 5171 Santa Fe St., Suite B, San Diego
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  • AGES Not available
  • COST Free

Quint Gallery presents the premiere of David Adey's There Be Dragons, a series of works that use guns as a tool.

Guns helped with the creation of his sculptures, and online designs for them created with a 3D printer that become major elements in these new works. The charged national debate over guns, the debate over the accessibility of 3D printed versions of them, and recent shootings of horrific proportions have all been catalysts for his new work.

The largest of Adey’s sculptures was formed by firing thousands of rounds – with an AR-15 rifle, a Glock 34 handgun and a 12-gauge shotgun – into an arresting 8-foot-tall rectangular column in cedar titled 2,127 Rounds. He created another large-scale sculpture with the shards from the cedar column, added to a structure of four by fours, which also contains elements of the 3D printed plastic guns.

Of his motivations for this project, Adey comments, "It is one of the most vexing problems our culture is facing. For me, this is a project that transcends art making. It is one I have tried to work through in philosophical terms."

There Be Dragons is on view Jan. 12 to Feb. 23, 2019. There will be an opening reception for the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12.

For additional details or to see the exhibition by appointment call (858) 454-3409.

Dates and times of events are subject to change without notice. Always check the event organizer's website for the most updated schedule before attending.

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