Artist to Open Show by Shooting Works with an Air Gun

“'Buck $hot to the Soul' concerns itself with what we don’t talk about at the dinner table—money, drugs, religion, guns, and flags," says Laura Kimpton.

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Nov 10 2015, 4:35pm

All images courtesy of Zener Schon Contemporary Art and the artist. 

At tonight's opening of her Buck $hot to the $oul show at Zener Schon Contemporary Art gallery, artist Laura Kimpton will shoot several of her mixed-media pieces and paintings with an air gun, in an act of "literally and conceptually deconstructing her creations." Needless to say, the exhibition is expected to go off with a bang. 

The included works from the California artist—a three-time recipient of Burning Man’s Honorarium Grant whose work has been featured in galleries across the U.S.—are correspondingly flamboyant. The show contains both newly crafted pieces, such as a structural spin-off of an early American flag made entirely from casings, or her self-portrait-meets-collage, EGO is Not Sacred, alongside older works including her satirical Who’s the Judge painting. All, however, are engrained with a heterogenous helping of humor and commentary.

In the artist’s own words, “Buck $hot to the Soul concerns itself with what we don’t talk about at the dinner table—money, drugs, religion, guns, and flags." See what she means in some images from the show below. 

The show opens tonight at the Mill Valley gallery, with a special artist’s reception on November 12th from 6-8pm, and runs until December 5th. Find out more here

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