Art ex­hibit ex­plores TV’s dis­turb­ing im­pact on view­ers

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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.

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