Tom Hubbard's Artist Residency leads to the Gun & Knife Show in Indiana

Viewers turning their heads sideways to ready the quotes and facts about guns inscribed on the guns. Courtesy of the artist.
INDIANA---Georgia-based artist Tom Hubbard set-up his art display of ceramic guns this weekend at one of the largest gun and knife shows east of the Mississipi. It was part of a residency with the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, and his museum installation Recoil. Using one of the most polarizing topics of contemporary times, Hubbard fashioned over 40 porcelain handguns in a monochromatic spectrum of black to white. The barrel of each porcelain gun is stamped with data, quoted and facts related to guns, attempting not to favor one camp over the other but to instead spur a dialogue between both camps. Recoil is an attempt to be neutral in a debate characterized by one of the attendees at the Gun & Knife Show: "The only thing that will end this debate is the Apocolypse."

Tom Hubbard Artist Talk 

Tuesday, November 1st, 7-8pm 
iMOCA at The Murphy 
1043 Virginia Ave, Suite 5 

 Tom Hubbard is speaking about "Recoil" an iMOCA commissioned installation of ceramic guns imprinted with names of events, quotes from speeches, and writings about guns in contemporary American culture. Hubbard is showing pieces from this series at the Indy 1500 Gun & Knife Show and having conversations with attendees. The artist will speak about the project and what was learned from this experience at the Murphy.

"Recoil" is currently on view at iMOCA at the Murphy until Nov. 19 and iMOCA at CityWay until Dec. 31.

The presentation and catalogue are part of an artist residency sponsored by the National Performance Network/Visual Artists Network, NPN/VAN.

This project is made possible in part through support from the National Performance Network's Visual Artists Network. Major contributors are the Andy Warhol Foundation for Visual Arts, the Joan Mitchell Foundation, the Ford Foundation and Pollock-Krasner Foundation.