Art exhibit explores TV’s disturbing impact on viewers
An art exhibit in Hagerstown explores the sometimes disturbing impact of television on viewers.
The show at the Engine Room opened this month and continues through Saturday.
One of the 10 pieces, titled “NRA Channel,” features a TV screen showing five figures firing handguns. An adjacent panel reads, “Most children will witness 18,000 murders before the age of 14.” The work is by the single-name artist DeGibnio, who has several pieces in the show.
Jim McKay’s contribution is called “Your Message.” It’s an old console TV flickering with static and decorated with dolls. The dolls hold signs urging viewers to keep watching.