Chad Person, The Mayor Rests, vinyl, steel, electronics & mixed media, 2008.
The economic downturn has left most of the country feeling a little flat. A large inflated sign of power slumped in the corner might not make anything better but it can’t hurt. In trying times, change occurs and we’ll need to be ready. For his part, the artist has constructed an “apocalypse bunker” in New Mexico and has been appearing in the gallery from there via live video feed.
Chad Person, Improvised Double Barrel Shotgun, wood, steel pipe and fittings, glue and twine, 2010.
“Surviving the End of Your World,” is a display of repurposed goods. The halted commercial backdrop to these pieces exclaims a transformation of value and a new sense of what may constitute as raw material.
Chad Person, Twelvepack, US currency on canvas, 2010.
Surviving the End of Your World
10 July – 13 August 2010
Mark Moore Gallery
Santa Monica, CA