When a Good Man Goes to WarOPENS 1/6/2012 ENDS 1/29/2012 Krystopher Sapp has had a lifetime fascination with the machines of war. In his latest series of assemblage and sculpture, Sapp has gone to great lengths to acquire rare and powerful antique weapons, changing them from tools of death into elegant works of art and enhancing the natural beauty of objects created with heinous intent. While his chosen medium and aesthetic are reminiscent of his contemporary, Kris Kuksi, Sapp's work has far more in common with that of Al Farrow, who also uses actual ammunition to build statements on the dichotemy of design versus purpose. And unlike either of them, Krys Sapp is entirely self-taught.
When A Good Man Goes to War contain pieces constructed from the parts of a real Springfield rifle, a Russian PPS submachinegun, a .44 calibre handgun, a grenade launcher, helmets and an actual pipe organ –for in the theater of war, it's only fiting that there be musical instruments to provide a theme for battle.