ARTIST TALK AND GALLERY WALKTHROUGH | Marc Trujillo in conversation with Robert Storr, Quattlebaum Artist-in-Residence
Saturday, September 16, 2:00pm | Halsey Institute Galleries

Join us in the Halsey Institute galleries on Saturday, September 16 at 2pm for an artist talk with Marc Trujillo in conversation with Quattlebaum Artist-in-Residence Robert Storr for Trujillo’s exhibition American Purgatory

The paintings of Marc Trujillo portray quotidian scenes: fast food restaurants, big box store aisles, the long terminal corridors of airports, and so on. The scenes are remarkably unremarkable. In their ubiquitous nature, the paintings present an anti-place: scenes that refer not to a specific place, but to uncannily similar tableaus that unfold everyday in communities across America. While Trujillo models his paintings after specific locations, usually in the Los Angeles area, his scenes appear strikingly similar to viewers’ own relationships with local commerce. His paintings critique a hallmark of modern capitalism: one that aims to recreate identical commercial experiences across the country.

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