On Thursday, February 16, 3D Design Chair Kevin O’Callaghan’s students unveiled their latest work in the SVA Gallery, 209 East 23rd Street. “Disarm…New Year, New Use” features over 40 works in which students transformed replicas of M-16 military assault rifles into non-violent (and often whimsical and humorous) new forms. More than 100 attendees at the opening reception mingled amongst guns that had been changed into a variety of objects, ranging from a baby stroller and an electric guitar to a Hanukkah Menorah and a Foosball table.
“Disarm” will be on view in the SVA Gallery through Saturday, March 4. The exhibition will then travel to the Art Directors Club, 106 West 29th Street, where it will be on display March 20 – 24, with an opening reception on Tuesday, March 21, 6 – 8pm.
Photo by Laura Yeffeth.