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Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence Opening Reception

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This joint event celebrates the concurrent opening of two exhibitions: Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence and Solo Series Fall 2019.


Abington Art Center is delighted to be partnering with Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence, a traveling exhibition that will be on view in our Community Arts Gallery.

This project links fine artists with families or friends of victims of gun violence. The artists meet with the victims’ loved ones to learn about the lives they lived. Our goal is to present diverse works that in some way relay graphically, or through narrative, the essence of the person being portrayed. Our mission is to bring attention to and memorialize the lives lost and tragically altered due to gun violence. Portraits have the unique ability to call out the souls and profoundly affect those who see them. We hope that this project will continue to bring some joy and peace to the families and friends of victims and, by bringing attention to the scourge of gun violence in this way, be a call to action to all who see them. We will continue with this project, expand its reach, and hopefully reach the blessed day it will no longer be needed.

On view September 17 – November 9, 2019.

Solo Series Fall 2019 Opening Reception

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This joint event celebrates the concurrent opening of two exhibitions: Souls Shot: Portraits of Victims of Gun Violence and Solo Series Fall 2019.


ARTISTS

Heidi Jensen, Drawing

Through large scale drawings, Heidi Jensen animates a series of traditionally feminine objects, tools, and adornments. Each vibrant object, many of which originate from the 18th century, highlights the passage of time and the notion of gendered objects.

Kelsey Dillow, Photography

Using the 19th century photography printing process, gum bichromate, Kelsey Dillow uses objects and organic materials such as herbs, blood, earth, and ash to examine the notions of and intersections between faith, ritual, symbol, and belief.

Christopher Houston, Collage

In his torn paper artworks, Christopher Houston draws parallels between marks made by natural elements, such as bodies of water, and those made by the artist’s hand.

On view September 27 – November 9, 2019.