ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY presents “Ellwood Risk: A History of Violence.” As usual the gallery threw a fabulous art party for the artist…this is an impressive exhibition – be sure to stop in.
Ellwood T. Risk talks about the exhibition…”A History of Violence was not the show I had planned on exhibiting for my 4th installment at Robert Berman Gallery. I’d been working on a new series (The Bomb Squad) and had intended to produce works from that effort. In light of the gun violence that has continued to be a part of our day to day reality and the record breaking mass shooting in Orlando, I felt compelled to make some type of comment regarding the topic of gun violence in America.”
See image: A History of Violence, 2016, Canvas, ink and resin on wood panel, 36 x 60 x 3 inches
Risk continued “My work has often found itself in accidental conversation with such issues, but this show will be my first attempt at directly addressing them. According to the Gun Violence Archive for 2016, (http://www.gunviolencearchive.org/), we have already experienced 248 mass shootings in this country. And that’s just for the year to date. Over 33,000 people lose their lives to gun violence every year in the U.S. I’m not anti-2nd Amendment, but I am pro-common sense. A History of Violence will feature many of the (LA and New York Times) front pages from shooting tragedies in years past and the present.” – Ellwood T. Risk / Los Angeles, 2016
On view: September 10 – October 8, 2016
Where: THE ROBERT BERMAN GALLERY, Bergamot Station, (B-7) 2525 Michigan Ave.
Phone: (310) 315.1937