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GUN SHY: a First Friday Show by Cathleen Meadows

I am certain of nothing but the holiness of the Heart’s affections and the truth of the Imagination.

-John Keats

The Machine shop is proud to present the work of Cathleen Meadows and her newest work: GUN SHY.

  • GUN SHY is the culmination of Cathleen Meadow’s three-month residency at the Machine Shop, a collaborative workspace for creative studios in eastern downtown Colorado Springs.
  • One night only!  Opening reception is 6-9 p.m. on Friday, March 3rd, 2017 at 4 South Wahsatch Avenue #120, Colorado Springs, CO 80904.

Cathleen describes her show as follows:

GUN SHY evolved organically as I explored the terrifying and heartbreaking effects of gun violence. Signifying concealment and deception, my “canvas” for the GUN SHY series is military snow camouflage. Life sized human targets are collaged onto the canvas. Drawing layer upon layer with oil pastel, the human targets themselves became beautifully camouflaged…disguising the danger of the gun aiming directly at you. Asking what comes first my idea or my materials is like asking what came first the chicken or the egg. The question of what the pieces mean is even more bemusing. Like dreams, I don’t believe there is any one meaning. There will be my meanings and the meanings you project onto/into the work. The “meaning” can be as simple as your emotional response or questions provoked.

More info on the artist: Cathleen Meadows FB page

Subsequent viewings available by request through March 31st — call 719.359.6966 for more information or to make a viewing appointment.

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The event is finished.


Mar 03 2017


6:00 pm - 9:00 pm




The Machine Shop
4 S Wahsatch Ave #120 Colorado Springs, CO


Valerie Lloyd
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