Quiet Lunch stopped by Munch Gallery last Thursday for the opening reception of their newest exhibition Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars. Featuring works by Derrick Cruz, Jeremy Dyer, and Luke Kranker, the show is a multilayered experience that includes mixed media sculptures by Cruz, ethereal photography by Dyer, and a 30 minute long sound collage, titled Separate the Shit from Shinola, by Kranker.
Taking its name from a 1979 manifesto calling for control of the masses through social engineering (and also sharing its name with Killarmy’s debut album), Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars is a stoic, and somewhat sarcastic, critique of the now existent future that was once predicted in the mysterious, but ominous, manifesto.
The whole exhibition is rather interactive and oddly life changing being that it pertains to the very core our modern existence. Be sure to stop by Munch Gallery this week, Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars runs until December 23rd. In the meantime, check out some snapshots from our Editor in Chief Akeem K. Duncan.
“In general, the show is about eminent things… things that we don’t understand that are coming… All the artists [here] feel the urgency to at least sound an alarm in a way, like, ‘at least wake up and think about the fact that there are things that are happening to us that we are just accepting.’ We don’t know what the answer is, we don’t know if it’s good or bad–but something is going on and we should be a little more in control of it.”
– Derrick Cruz.
“I love showing with these guys. I’m friends with these guys… and while we’re all working in different kind of mediums, it all sort of intersects in a similar space–and not just the fact that everything is black and white and on the darker side in terms of color palette and that kind of vibe. I think, for all of us, it’s kind of examining the way piece together culture and our relationship to our body and our relationship to this space that we are in.”
– Jeremy Dyer.
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