Poet Daemond Arrindell with Artists Mary Coss and Holly Ballard Martz take an intimate look down the barrel - contemplating gun rights, the loss of life, and the search for healing in their touching, powerful and sometimes darkly humorous ruminations on America’s weapon of choice. 

Poetry, sculpture, video and performance meld to tell the saga of gun culture in the exhibit KISS FEAR at Bonfire Gallery.

Coss binds haunting imagery to the sacred to create visceral narratives. Martz uses dark humor to reflect on the arbitrary and tragic nature of gun use in the United States. As these artists weave wit and a need for examining our assumptions throughout the work, Arrindell’s words provide depth and volume to our complex politics and show how language can leave us breathless.

This project is supported in part by a grant from 4Culture.

When: November 3, 2016 through January 28, 2016

BONFIRE Gallery is open Noon to 5PM Wednesday through Saturday or by appointment 206.790.1073

Opening Reception: Saturday November 5th 6PM – 9PM

First Thursday Openings: Thursday November 3, 2016; Thursday December 1, 2016; January 5, 2017: 6PM - 9PM

Workshop: with Poet Daemond Arrindell Saturday January 7, 2017 3PM – 6PM.

Artist talk: Thursday December 1, 2016: 6PM-8PM

Where: BONFIRE Gallery 603 S Main Street at the Panama Hotel, International District, Seattle 98104