Greed, violence and the struggle between rich and poor in L.A. are at the heart of “The Future is Blight” at the LeBasse Projects gallery in Culver City, one of the more happening burgs – for art – in Los Angeles.
“The Future is Blight” is a solo show … of an art collective who goes by the name of TrustoCorp. They are known for taking a humorous approach to their work, and the show seems to deliver on their satirical guerrilla-art roots. Manipulated corporate logos, re-branded cereal boxes (some of which – confusing consumers young and old – they place in supermarket shelves).
The artists point a finger at consumerism, war, and poverty in a way that has one questioning just which finger they’re pointing. As part of the show the collective has taken their art to the streets with installations featuring “poverty kits” which they placed throughout the City of Angels; these kits include items like a toothbrush, candy bars, cigarettes, a lighter and a condom, to highlight the issue of poverty and homelessness in L.A.
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TrustoCorp. “The Future is Blight” Until May 11th, 2013 LeBasse Projects Culver City (via Process and Skills)