“‘Come and Take It’ Rally at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, USA”?(2013) by Nina Berman
“‘Come and Take It’ Rally at the Alamo, San Antonio, Texas, USA”?(2013) by Nina Berman
The Institute of Contem- porary Art (ICA) at Maine College of Art in Portland is presenting “Unloaded,” a multimedia group exhibit that explores historical and social issues surrounding the availability, use and impact of guns in U.S. culture, from March 16 to April 14. There will be a gallery talk with Curator Susanne Slavick on Thursday, April 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m., and an artists’ reception on Friday, April 7, from 5 to 8 p.m.

The show presents 22 artists’ perspectives on the role that guns continue to play in our national mythologies, suicide rates, individual and mass murder, domestic violence and the militarization of civilian life. The artists include Lauren F. Adams, Nina Berman, Joshua Bienko, Natalie Baxter, Casey Li Brander, Anthony Cervino, Mel Chin, Cathy Colman, Dadpranks, James Duesing, Jessica Fenlon, Vanessa German, Jinshan, Andrew Ellis Johnson, Laura Karetzky, Jennifer Meridian, Adrian Piper, Don Porcella, Devan Shimoyama, Susanne Slavick, Renee Stout and Stephanie Syjuco.

For more information, visit www.meca.edu.