LOS ANGELES (February 1, 2019) - To commemorate the one-year anniversary of the seventeen students who were
murdered at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School on Feb 14 in Parkland, Florida, 15 black and white portraits of
the victim’s classmates and a large screen video installation with testimonials created by Jeff Vespa originally
featured in People Magazine and Buzz Feed will accompany Los Angeles artist Mel Greet’s “The Truth of
Consequences” sculptures created in the aftermath of the deadliest school shooting in United States history.
Mel Greet and The Bruce Lurie Gallery will be donating part of the proceeds of “Going Shopping” and “New Math”
to the Brady Campaign.
As a partner, TOMS will have iPads available for attendees to sign up to send postcards from TOMS.com as part of
their End Gun Violence Together initiative. Each postcard urges your Members of Congress to take immediate
action by passing legislation for universal background checks, which over 90% of Americans support. TOMS is
currently driving across the country to deliver 700k+ postcards to Congress in Washington D.C., and collect the
stories and voices of Americans affected by gun violence along the way. The tour will culminate with a
volunteer-led postcard distribution to Representatives in Congress inside the Capitol building on February 12.
It’s our hope that with the combined presentation of sculpture, photography, video, and community engagement,
our elected officials will finally realize what most Americans want... sensible gun legislation.
The Truth of Consequences runs February 9 through 28 at Bruce Lurie Gallery in Los Angeles.
ABOUT MEL GREET
Born and raised in Hollywood, Greet’s show biz experience as a child actor and film studio marketing executive
informs his work, allowing it to both entertain and educate through vibrant, powerful imagery. After receiving a
BFA from Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, Greet pursued a successful advertising career in New York,
then returned to Los Angeles, working in the entertainment industry as a creative director for Twentieth Century
Fox and Universal Studio. He relates that these experiences made him bracingly aware of how imagery can impact
society, shape communication, and have a profound effect on viewers.
Greet's past exhibitions include, LA Climate Change Concert, Whiskey A Go Go (2015); Sofa Expo, Chicago (2018),
LACDA: Snap to Grid Exhibit (2018), Art Miami Basel (2018) and The LA Art Show (2019).