Nick van Woert: Improvised Munition
It is with great pleasure that we announce the second solo exhibition at the gallery by American artist Nick van Woert, as well as a group exhibition organized by the artist titled ‘Pewter Wings, Golden Horns, Stone Veils’.
‘Improvised Munition’ takes its name from a United States Army Technical Manual, which outlines various ways of using seemingly innocuous and locally available materials to create weapons, explosives, fuses, ammunition, and incendiaries. The materials and objects used in the manual are typically household products; products that for van Woert describe a new American landscape. Van Woert’s interest lies in the latent horror and destructive possibilities resting just below the surface of these materials that have come to support and signify lifestyles of comfort, leisure, opulence, and convenience.