JULY 9: Shell Platform | Margaret Roleke
Shell Platform is an installation created from thousands of spent shotgun shells which will appear to grow and sprawl over the platform. The shells themselves are colorful and will engage the viewer as the glow in the sun. At first glance the viewer may not realize what the shells actually are; upon discovery there may be a bit of a shock or uneasy feeling in the viewer. The piece attempts to start a dialogue with the audience on guns, gun control and gun violence.
Margaret Roleke is a contemporary mixed media artist. She creates installations, sculptures, and works on paper.Her work deals with current problems in America including racism, gun violence, global warming, and an assault on the truth. Roleke has had solo exhibits at Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT, Pen+Brush Gallery, New York, NY, AHA Fine Art New York, NY, and several others. Her work has been included in shows at The Aldrich, Katonah Museum of Art, Art Space New Haven, ODETTA Gallery , Brooklyn, NY among many other venues. Roleke has participated in art fairs including Spring Break, Pulse, Scope, Governor’s Island, Cutlog, Flux, 14c, Fountain and Verge. Roleke had a residency at Governors Island in New York City through the organization 4 Heads in 2021.