A collection of 64 watercolour paintings by Risley, painted during the pandemic in 2020.
The paintings, all the same motif, of people waiting in line for the gun store to open in Culver City, LA, when lockdown was announced. As the world changed dramatically that year, the paintings changed as well. When BLM protests started David added flames to the hills, then the Gun Store itself caught fire. People still waiting in line.
The image of the Gun Store is an image of America. The image changes as it changes.
Texts by Lindsay Preston Zappas, Labi Siffre, William Pym and Christian Viveros-Fauné.
Published by At Last Books, 108 pgs, 21 × 24 cm, Hardcover, 2021, 978-87-972616-1-3