Joe Coates' Overkill, Reviewed

 Overkill by Joe Coates

Overkill by Joe Coates

Joe Coates has his piece, Overkill, on show with the Durham Arts Guild 63rd Annual Juried Exhibition. He was one of 73 artists in the show. Blue Greenberg of the Herald Sun had this to say:

His delicate rectangle of red metal would be at home in front of any commercial building except for the miscellaneous items attached to its back. On its other side are pistols and bullets, money and checks, buttons and a Rubik’s Cube, pill bottles, a cell phone, a bag marked Domestic Air Mail, dog tags, and pipes which connect to electrical boxes that suggest the sculpture moves, although I did not see that happen. The back of the object tells a story; it is up to the viewer to figure it out.
— Blue Greenberg, Herald Sun

Overkill was also selected by the juried Raleigh Fine Arts: Best Artists of NC 2016 show.