Presented by: JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY
Location: Main Floor
This piece brings under scrutiny the conservative right wing’s unrelenting support of the second amendment, the right to keep and bear arms. The whiteness of the vending machine and presence of hand rifles, and bibles, denotes the culture of white supremacy and Christianity, both ideologies often closely linked to these objects. Equally, the placement of lethal weapons inside of a vending machine is a criticism of how readily available firearms are across the United States.
Here, Moore insists that if the National Rifle Association’s power continues to successfully push against gun control policy, mass shootings such as the 2016 Pulse Night Club massacre, will continue to occur. In pairing guns and bibles together, Moore brings to light the irony of holding such contradicting values as enabling hate crimes and violence while claiming allegiance to a faith that insists upon compassion, humility, and so-called tolerance for your neighbor.
vending machine, guns and bibles
72 x 36 x 36 inches
Courtesy of JONATHAN FERRARA GALLERY, New Orleans