We are excited to be presenting a two-week installation of works by artists and art collectives, all addressing the impact of the new Firearm Concealed Carry legislation in Illinois, which will go into effect on January 1.
The exhibit will be accompanied by two public conversations, led by former Chicago Public Radio host Steve Edwards, about how this legislation will affect us in our private and public lives.
With the Firearm Concealed Carry Act, Illinois became the last state to allow its residents to carry concealed guns on their persons. As of January 2014, we can assume that our fellow citizens are armed. The Concealed Carry legislation places the burden on building owners to take affirmative steps to prohibit people from entering their property bearing guns, conspicuously posting signs indicating that firearms are not allowed.
The exhibit will be held here at Experimental Station (6100 S. Blackstone Avenue), from January 9-23, 2014.
An opening reception will take place on Thursday, January 9 (5-8pm). The exhibit will also be open for viewing Tuesday thru Saturday, 11am-6pm, from Friday, January 10 to Thursday, January 23.
Selected artists are: David Bowen, EC Brown, Margaret Crowley, Chiara Galimberti, James Goggin, Audrey Green, Kite Collective, Barbara Koenen, Elizabeth LeFauve, Jeff Pinzino, Jennifer Ray, Jesse Seay, Russ White, Haley Rose Martin, Cáit Ni Siomón, Marina Miliou-Theocharaki and Carolina Fernandez Del Dago.
The public conversations, also held at Experimental Station, will take place on January 14 (7-9pm) and January 22 (7-9pm). Events are free and open to the public.