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Gale Hart

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20120918032233-wouldushoulducouldu
Would You, Could You, Should You, 2012 Wood, Steel, Fabric Barn 6ft X 5ft X 5ft Saw Horse Animals Varied Size. Interactive, Pull Handle, Feel a Thump and Sign Pops Out of Roof.
20140218163858-rightbehindyou20x12x4
Right Behind You, 2013 Steel 20" X 12" X 4"
20140208191935-tilldeathdouspart
Til Death Do Us Part, 2013 Steel 21"x 13" X 8" © yes
20140208193811-backtoschool21x13
BACK TO SCHOOL Wood, Live Bullets and Plexi 21"x13"
20140208193605-herslow
HERS Steel 15"x10"x8"
20120919011311-twoguns
View of gallery install., 2012
20120919200312-mickeystop72x59
Mickey Stop, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 54" X 72" © Gale Hart
20120919221812-gun
In Plain Sight, 2012 Steel 22"x12"x5"
20120628040926-thepowerofminnie
The Power of Minnie, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 60"x 72" © Gale Hart
20120919201127-beatup
Beat Up Acrylic on Panel 18" X 24" © Gale Hart
20120919205109-finished1
Finished Pencil & Paint 15" X 18" © Gale Hart
20120919222138-factoryfarm_copy
Factory Farm Resin and Toys © Gale Hart
20111123103636-12x8x7bluehead
Blue Head, 2011 Zinc 11" Tall © Gale Hart
20120919210121-halfeatenpig
Half Eaten Pig, 2011 Copper 10"tall
20111123104347-gtable
Ice Table, 2011 Steel 40" X 22" X 19" © Gale Hart
20120423005735-breaking
Breaking, 2012 Paint © Gale Hart
20120423011156-imgp5998
Attack on Habitat, 2011 Paint, Steel, Pencil
20120919210643-attackonhabitat
(Detail) Attack on Habitat, 2012 Acrylic on Panel © Gale Hart
20120608072521-proctorandgambleguineapig
Proctor and Gambles Guineapig Pencil 27" X 15" © Gale Hart
20120612213745-galehart_notifikillyoufirst_mixedmedia
Not If I Kill You First, 2012 Acrylic on Canvas 48" X 74" © Gale Hart
20120827051654-faceless
Faceless, 2012 Steel 12" X 9" X 9"
20120919024825-boxend
Box End Table, 2012 Steel 60" X 30" X 20"
20110119145315-tablebaby
bb Table, 2010 Steel 19" X 20" X 30" © Gale Hart
20110119144309-aok46
AOK Table, 2010 Steel Table 28 Inchs High © Gale Hart
20140909212406-last_rites_by_gale_hart_-_being_woman
Last Rites Aluminum and Wood 21 X 13 X 8
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STATEMENT

I approach my art with thoughtfulness and am quite invested in changing minds and expanding awareness of social issues. I hope that I can captivate a viewer with a strong 2 dimensional image or sculpture and stimulate curiosity and evoke empathy. I do this in a variety of mediums from pencil to paint to work in steel. I choose to use sarcasm and humor to make a point even if the topic is horrible. While it may not be a humor that causes out loud laughter but more subtle and entices a smirk and a nod of understanding.

"Unconcealed" Exibition Artist Statement

 I think the idea that weapons are needed to keep the peace is a disturbing concept. I wanted to explore this controversial topic in depth, so I decided to take a shot at participating in the gun culture while trying to remain receptive and detached. I began by attending a gun show and later arranged an opportunity to shoot a variety of firearms. Having a weapon in my hand I feel I finally got what "gun control" really is. I marveled at the seemingly "automatic" power I had while being armed and how easily I could have controlled the fate of another. While I understood the capability I had to keep the peace I felt I also held the potential to simultaneously destroy it.
The gun show is a place where touching, holding and caressing is encouraged. This is where I witnessed gun lust first hand.
My conclusion, there are no machines in the world that are so varied, so beautifully sculpted and yet equally so disturbing as firearms.