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Capitalism Sucks Art Show

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Friday, 1 November 2019 to Sunday, 1 December 2019
Friday, 1 November 2019 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm

Capitalism Sucks Art Show, Sandy Sanders, 2019, New Zone Featured Artist for November - Artist Statement

"In 2013, I performed an exhibit on the sidewalk outside the San Francisco Art Market fine art trade show event. This street art performance/installation was created to counter and reframe the premises for making and displaying art in relation to the existing commodity-based driven art world of the 21st Century. In this 2019 New Zone version of the show, I hope viewers will find humor, simplicity, straight forward communication and thoughtful reflection on the nature of "free" and "not free". There are free paintings. There are inexpensive archivally printed photographs. And there are incredibly expensive art worthy to hang in any oligarch’s drawing room parlor.

"This work is created with the purpose of engaging ordinary people in thinking about what is truly important in life rather than what is monetarily valuable. In this riches or bust Neo-Gilded Age capitalist society, the bottom 95% is being prosperity abandoned. Handmade art has become something most people only see in museums or galleries. And the museums are no longer free. In most cases, the idea of having a beautiful or meaningful work of art in one's living room has disappeared for all but those with thousands of dollars of disposable income. This installation pushes aside the idea of monetary value and explores the value of Free Culture as a value replacement over that of the capitalist profiteering free-for-all that plagues humanity in 2019.

"I hope this show aids in highlighting a public dialogue to envision a world where free takes precedence over debt."

[I will be giving a free artist talk on this work 2pm Saturday, November 23, 2019 here at New Zone. All are welcome!]  

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Sandy Sanders

Multi-media installation artist working with paint, photography, found objects, reusable materials and ideas to create immersive works vesting the viewer into intellectual and visceral apprehension of existing social & aesthetic conditions. In other words, I think i make some pretty cool art experiences and you should come see and experience them for yourself!

Web: http://sandys.art


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New Zone Gallery
22 West 7th Avenue
Eugene, OR 97401


Gallery Hours:
Monday - Sunday
12 to 6pm

Other shows from Sandy Sanders

Capitalism Sucks Art Show
11/01/2019 to 12/01/2019


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