The MAC presents Al Farrow: "Divine Ammunition" opening reception
Al Farrow: "Divine Ammunition" comments on the contemporary political climate, religion, war, history, culture and faith. An accomplished sculptor in a wide variety of media, Farrow generally adopts the language of a particular historical period for his work, updating the imagery or material to make cogent observations about contemporary society. In recent years he has used munitions, bullets, guns, hand grenades, bombs, to make three-dimensional projects that resemble Christian reliquaries, Islamic mosques and Jewish synagogues, and most recently, The White House.
Farrow’s ornately rendered sculptures examine the relationships between religion and violence, peace and brutality, the sacred and the unholy. Crafted with guns and gun parts, bullets, lead shot, shell casings, steel, bone, glass and cluster bomb, Farrow’s work connects military conflict and its industrial sources. Farrow’s "The White House," portrays the corruption of democratic ideals by abuse of power.
Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through May 4.