In Guns We Trust by Jean-François Bouchard Opening and Book Launch in NYC

In Guns We Trust by Jean-François Bouchard
Opening and Book Launch
New York City
Arsenal Contemporary
214 Bowery
April 30

Hello Magenta friends!

Please join us for upcoming book launch and exhibition opening featuring Jean-François Bouchard’s new book, In Guns We Trust.

“Through his surreal series of images and installations, Bouchard parses the extremity of this marginalized gun culture at ground zero.[…] This book is a must-have for curious minds trying to comprehend the perplexing condition in which we find ourselves.” -Edward Burtynsky

Many photographers have taken an interest in gun culture in the US. Bouchard’s point of view brings to light the new extremes of military-grade weapon use and adopts a cinematic form that transforms reality into a surreal and eerie parallel world. Shot from the sky or at night, the photos become eerily beautiful. Bullet-ridden shipping containers glowing in the night, decimated vegetation and exploding or burning scrap cars show the after-effects of this fringe group’s passion for heavy weaponry.

In Guns We Trust walks us through a different viewpoint in gun culture, where family and recreational time completely hinges on pulling the trigger.

Please join us in New York City for this exciting upcoming opening and book launch!