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The COVID pandemic was top-of-mind for most of 2020 but 2020 was also a devastating year for gun violence. And once again, communities of color bore a disproportionate burden of the violence. At the same time, gun sales surged in 2020. An estimated 20 million guns were sold, 6.1 million more than in 2019.
The need to address gun violence is more urgent than ever and in response, artists from across the United States have used their artistic voices to address issues related to our culture of gun violence particularly how it affects women, children and marginalized peoples.
Deadlocked and Loaded: Disarming America, curated by Karen M. Gutfreund, is a “locked and loaded” conversation through art, showcasing art in all media that addresses the culture of violence, systemic racism, police brutality and gun issues in the United States—particularly in how it affects women and children with lasting impacts.
From a feminist perspective, the works speak to issues that include gender, race, mental health, political affiliations, philosophical stances, remembrance and memorials, and access to and use of firearms in regard to the 2nd Amendment.
Twenty-four artists participating in the ArtRage exhibition: Salma Arastu, Lorraine Bonner, Beth Costello, Cat Del Buono, Justyne Fischer, Pamela Flynn, Lisa Freeman, Marlowe Jones, Kate Kretz, Beth Lakamp, Ann J. Lewis, Sarah Maple, Penny Mateer, Rosemary Meza-DesPlas, Amy Pleasant, Michele Pred, Lucky Rapp, Jenny Reinhardt,
Karen J. Revis, Beverly Rippel, Kadie Salfi, Gigi Salij, Patricia Turner, and Margi Weir.
This exhibition is presented in collaboration with Community Folk Art Center and Point of Contact Gallery in Syracuse.
A catalog representing all 36 artists exhibiting in the three galleries can be viewed HERE.
the Curator: Karen M. Gutfreund is a curator focusing on feminist and social justice themed art and is also a practicing artist. She has worked in the Painting & Sculpture Department for MoMA, the Andre Emmerick Gallery, The Knoll Group, the John Berggruen Gallery and the Pacific Art League as well as an art consultant for corporations and individuals. She is partner in Gutfreund Cornett Art, a curatorial partnership that specializes in creating exhibitions in venues around the U.S. on themes of “art as activism” to stimulate dialog, raise consciousness and encourage social change. Karen has been actively involved on the board of various arts organizations, is a member of ArtTable and the No. California TFAP Representative (The Feminist Art Project).
Carl Alerico, Mary Bronner, Mary Czelusnick, Dee DeRosa,
Sylvie Destian, Margrit Diehl, John S. Fitzsimmons,
Lanny Freshman & Rae Kramer, Barbara & Barry Gordon,
Sam Gruber & Zoe Meighan, Wendy Harris, Marianna Kaufman,
Diane & Eric Luft, Lorraine Morganti, Carole Resnick,
M. Russel & F. Marion Lee, Craig Schlanger & Rosemary Welch,
Ann Tiffany & Ed Kinane, Carmen Viviano-Crafts,
Anita Welych, and Mary Ann Zeppetello
Annemarie Deegan, Chris Flynn, Julia Ganson, Ruth Heller-1199SEIU,
Jeff Hoone & Carrie Mae Weems, Mary Kuhn & Dave Thomas,
Anthony Malavenda & Martine Burat, Lauren & Walter Melnikow,
George Savage, Laurie Gilmore Selleck, Sharye Skinner,
Peter Waack, Shailia Wood & Ramesh Gaonkar, and Amy Zamkoff
The Dorothy and Marshall M. Reisman Foundation, Onondaga County/CNY Arts,
Bousqet Holstein, PLLC, Anonymous, Donald Blair & Nancy Dock,
Caroline Cargo, Therese A. Deegan, Edgewood Gallery,
Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash, Ann Jamison, Nancy & Bruce McCoy,
Jeremy McKay, Shirley & Larry Novak, Robert Sarason & Jane Burkhead,
Vince Sgambati, and Rick Olanoff & Susan Wadley.
COVID-19 SPECIAL BENEFACTORS:
City of Syracuse Industrial Development Agency, CNY Arts COVID-19 Arts Impact Fund, Humanities NY,
The Federal Home Loan Bank of New York in partnership with Cooperative Federal,
Therese A. Deegan, Mike Greenlar & Linda Bogart-Greenlar, Ruth Heller -1199SEIU,
Sandra Hurd & Joel Potash, Robin Kasowitz- Art to Heart Project, Karen Kerney,
Mary Kuhn & Dave Thomas, Nancy & Bruce McCoy, Jeremy McKay, Ellen Schwartz, and Sarah Stuart-Mcllvain
Walter Putter & Marilyn Smith