San Francisco-based artist Melanie Alves recently opened an exhibition of eight toy gun sculptures at the Shooting Gallery Project Space. Alves uses chicken wire, plaster, toy guns, and toy soldiers to create sculptures in the shape of animal heads for her aptly titled "Hunting Season" exhibition. The work is meant as a comment on issues of gun violence and the "loss of core human values" in a power-hungry, individualistic, and greedy America.
"Hunting Season" opened on February 8 and will run through March 8. Head to the Shooting Gallery Project Space website for more information.