Noah Scalin “Anatomy of War”

Krause Gallery

poster for Noah Scalin “Anatomy of War”

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Anatomy of War continues Scalin’s exploration of the power and devastation of human creations. This exhibition features a range of works inspired by the iconic AK-47 and its creator Mikhail Kalashnikov. It’s impossible to separate the violence of the ongoing wars around the globe from the weapons that fuel them – specifically the countless numbers of small arms that are endlessly in circulation passing hand-to-hand. However, too often the discussion around guns in America gets wrapped up in emotional terms around the 2nd Amendment. Anatomy of War brings the discussion back to the individual human level.

The work in this show represents three responses to growing up in a world of never-ending wars:

Sculptures and photographs of AK-47s that have been clinically dissected revealing a remarkably human set of internal organs – rather than the cold steel and bullets normally found within. The object becomes as fragile as the lives that it can potentially take. In addition the gun becomes a physical extension of the body of the user of the weapon.

Effigies of the AK-47 created from common household matches. These ubiquitous objects are lit on fire and the resulting image captured in carbon, like the permanent shadows that remained after the bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

Portraits of Mikhail Kalashnikov & his skull created by shooting real bullets into a wooden panel and capturing and preserving the resulting gunshot residue.



from September 09, 2015 to October 12, 2015

Opening Reception on 2015-09-09 from 18:00 to 21:00


Noah Scalin

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