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Thursday, June 14, 2012

Spencer Moody Art Opening: Free Guns For The Cops

Posted by on Thu, Jun 14, 2012 at 12:36 PM

Have you ever wondered what an art show by musician Spencer Moody (Murder City Devils, Dead Low Tide, Smoke and Smoke, Triumph of Lethargy Skinned Alive to Death) would look like? Well, tonight is your chance to see. There will be plenty of guns.

Here's your invitation:

Also, added reason to go buy a print: Moody will flee this dark city soon, for Los Angeles. Read an interview, by Solo Bar art curator Amelia Bonow, right here.

AB: Does the weather depress you?

SM: It depresses me very, very much. And this goes back to the gun thing—I have been depressed most of my life, which is way too much. The gun with the barrel pointing backwards is not the only suicide tool in my imagination. It is too dark here and I cannot take it anymore. I’ve lived here my whole life. I’m gonna be like…36 or…. 37…. soon and it took me this long to say fuck it, I can’t do it. I love Seattle, it’s great, but I feel like I felt when I was 15 and I lived in Bellevue. This place is killing me, and I have to get out of here. But I will miss a lot of people here and the physical beauty of Seattle.

Show opens tonight, Solo Bar, 200 Roy Street in Lower Queen Anne


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I forgot this interesting info, from the press release:

In recent years, the Seattle Police Department has become infamous, due to a pattern of policing that is reactionary, violent, bigoted, and above reproach. Time and again, the people organize and scream for justice in the wake of incidents of police brutality, only to be met with a stone wall of bureaucracy, lies, and rationalizing, ingraining in all of our minds that the police and the general population are entitled to two different standards of justice. The mission “To Serve and Protect” is a laughably archaic slogan, a linguistic artifact that is as relevant to the institution it claims to represent as “Till Death do us Part.”

In Seattle, the people do not trust the cops, and the cops do not trust the people. The blood between these two groups runs in a circle, and people are angry.

"Free Guns for the Cops" is a series of silk screens featuring images of guns whose barrels bend and point back at the shooter, and serves as pertinently timed commentary on the cyclical nature of violence.
Posted by Kelly O on June 14, 2012 at 3:53 PM · Report this

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