Preview: Mark Dean Veca’s “Made for You and Me” at Cristin Tierney Gallery
Los Angeles-based muralist and painter Mark Dean Veca (featured in Hi-Fructose Vol. 23) has a solo show coming up at New York’s Cristin Tierney Gallery opening January 31 titled “Made for You and Me.” The idea for the exhibition was first conceived when Veca began creating a body of work surrounding the notion of the collapse of the American dream in 2009. Using the language of advertising, Veca co-opts logos and patriotic insignias, subverting their meaning by casting a sinister light on familiar symbols such as the Monopoly and Exxon Mobil logos. The show’s title comes from Woodie Guthrie’s song “This Land is Your Land,” which was originally written to espouse communist ideals but later appropriated and used for nationalist ends. Take a look at our preview of Veca’s “Made for You and Me” after the jump.