Posted by specialK May 01, 2013

Mixed media artist Scott Hove has a new solo show opening at Spoke Art Gallery on May 2nd! Titled Guns and Ecstasy, the exhibit's main focus is on assault weapons. Known for his use of ferocious taxidermy and amazing "cakes", Scott's distinctive style certainly brings out the sweet and sour of the topic of guns. Scott says "The title, 'Guns and Ecstasy,' alludes to having the freedom to choose a driving fantasy that will affect our outlook, which in turn directly affects everyone around us. We can choose a paranoia fantasy where we need to fortify against an imminent attack from uncontrollable aspect of a crumbling society, grasping for a sense of control. This position seems to be embodied and leveraged by the NRA, and assault weapon has become the central fetish object of the dialogue. We can also choose to look for connection, beauty and celebration, and surrender ourselves to a world where nothing will ever be certain again." 

For Guns & Ecstasy, Scott worked with repurposed and modified 12 assault weapons and created an installation he calls A Pentagonal Disco Infinity Chamber. The chamber is a one-person-at-a-time mirrored cake room with a disco ball and a feeling of endless space. Guns and Ecstasy opens May 2nd at the Spoke Art Gallery in San Francisco. Opening reception will be from 6pm - 10pm with Scott in attendance.


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