Culver City got an amazing new exhibit last month – a collection from guerilla art group TrustoCorp titled “The Future is Blight” at LeBasse Projects. “Known for their bold, unexpected artwork and on site installations of meticulously fabricated billboards, highly produced street and subway signs and complex sculptural objects, TrustoCorp seeks to point out the follies of contemporary society and politics,” the gallery writes.
The exhibition includes a larger, citywide installation of “poverty kits,” made up of things like toothbrushes, candy bars, condoms and cigarettes that attempt to shed light on the issue of homelessness in Los Angeles, a city where an estimated 50,000 people are homeless. If you graph out the locations of these “poverty kits” throughout the city, their locations will spell out an “urgent message.”
The artists summarize their impression of of Los Angeles in the following statement:
‘Underneath the glossy veneer of tabloid magazines and Hollywood movies, the former middle class is struggling, families are facing poverty and America is slowly becoming a third world country. In the absence of any real help or solid solutions, there is hypocrisy, greed and hopelessness. Through our work, we hope to call attention to this reality, crack a few smiles and hopefully make some people think along the way.’
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[/zl_mate_code] All images and info via LeBasse Projects.
LeBasse Projects 6023 Washington Blvd Culver City, CA 90232
April 13th – May 11th, 2013