Solo show by Sean Livingstone
March 3rd through April 2nd, 2023
Sean’s work melds his own strange brand of analog nostalgia with one of the darkest aspects of American culture: gun violence. To say that gun violence has become ROUTINE, is an understatement, and the work in this show highlights the unsettling banality that characterizes our response to that violence.
Through a series of deftly simple drawings, Sean has abstracted crossword puzzles, taken from the New York Times on each day that a mass shooting occurred. He has created a series of shrines to cassette tapes which contain music that are connected to three gun-related, teenage suicides during the 1980’s. In each case, the parents blamed the music and sued the bands for causing the deaths. And Sean punctuates the show with a low-fi video that pairs militaristic TV channel sign-off clips, with CCTV footage of the school shooting at Columbine.
See Sean’s full body of work HERE.