Saturday, December 3, 2016

Pop Rocks: Porcelain art pieces were fired at will

By Steven Uhles
Part of Tom Hubbard's exhibit at Westobou Gallery's SEEDS show
GEORGIA---Several weeks ago, during the Westobou Festival, I was introduced to Tom Hubbard – a relatively recent transplant to the Augusta area. Hubbard is an artist and designer and, most significantly, a thinker. Recently, he mounted an inspired exhibition built around the very American issue and idea of gun ownership, violence and regulation. The show featured carefully-crafted porcelain handguns, each stamped with contrasting and significant dates, quotes and statistics regarding the gun issue. Hubbard will be presenting a few of the Recoil guns as part of the Westobou Gallery’s SEEDS show, a 14-artist group exhibition designed to present small works with a collector-friendly price tag of $300 or less. [link]

Artist Tom Hubbard