STAND UP is made from spent shotgun shells, vinyl coated cable and welded steel. The colors of the shotgun shells will glow and change as the sun moves around the piece. The sculpture invites a conversation on guns, gun control and gun violence.
About the Artist
Margaret Roleke is a contemporary mixed media artist. She was selected for a residency at Governors Island in New York City through the organization 4 Heads from mid-August 2021 through mid-November 2021. In 2022 she had solo exhibitions at The Camp Gallery in Westport, Connecticut and Five Points Art Gallery in Torrington, Connecticut. Roleke has exhibited at many venues including Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT; Pen + Brush Gallery, New York, NY; The Aldrich Museum, Katonah Museum of Art, and Art Space, New Haven. Roleke has participated in art fairs including Spring Break, Pulse, Scope, Governor’s Island, Cutlog, Flux, 14c, Fountain, and Verge.