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Artist Hopes Gallery Exhibit On Guns Encourages Viewers To Lament

Photo credit: Courtesy of David Adey

The piece entitled "2127 Rounds" is pictured in this undated photo. It is a part of the "There Be Dragons" exhibit.

Guns are one subject most people have strong feelings about. You either don’t like them or hold them dear as the right of every American. In fact, guns are the topic of so much debate that it’s hard to envision any way to take a fresh look at the subject. But that is the goal of a new art exhibit in San Diego.

The show is called "There Be Dragons" and will be on display at Quint Gallery in La Jolla through Feb. 23. It is composed of 20 pieces by David Adey, a professor of art and design at Point Loma Nazarene University.

Adey said he was inspired to create the pieces after the Sandy Hook and Las Vegas shootings.

"We're seeing these events unfold at an alarming rate and I think when you feel powerless, it's important to be able to express that," Adey said. "You need to lament. You need to stop and pause and just look and say where are we as a people, and where are we going and what's happening here?"

Adey joined Midday Edition on Wednesday to discuss the exhibit.

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