Capitalism Sucks Art Show at New Zone Gallery Artist Coollective - November 1 - December 1, 2019

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"Capitalism Sucks Art Show"
November 1 - December 1, 2019
An installation by Sandy Sanders
New Zone Gallery
22 W 7th Av Eugene, OR

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. With humor, simplicity, straight forward communication and thoughtful reflection on the nature of "free" and "not free", 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.

The (12) paintings of things that are FREE are indeed FREE for pick up at the end of the show via Gallery signup list. (For this 2019 show, should the first person signed up not show on Monday Dec. 2 between 12 - 6pm I will call in order those others who signed up to arrange pick up.) The (12) paintings of things that are definitely NOT FREE are priced for sale on hand written price tags attached with the average price of the object depicted, usually a very expensive amount, but nevertheless gladly accepted in exchange for the painting. (In the contemporary art world many of these prices have been equaled or exceeded in the absurd bubble art casino of the 1%.)

The (32) 5x7" photographs are $27 ea., a true bargain. So for every pocketbook there is an opportunity to experience the culture of FREE, the culture of rediculously EXPENSIVE capitalism, and the culture of CHEAP.

In this riches or bust Neo-Gilded Age, the bottom 95% of society 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 the top 5% and especially the 1%. 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.

Please come visit the installation at New Zone Gallery in the month of November and participate in public dialog to envision a world where free takes precedence over debt.

- Sandy

The artist will be giving a talk on his work 2pm Saturday November 23, 2019 @ New Zone Gallery, 22 W 7th Av Eugene, OR.

On the money making side of the equation where artist and gallery must survive within the capitalist cage, copies of paintings are gladly painted for $450 each.
Or you may purchase gloriously painted pizza box sets of the following sizes with (6) FREE and (6) definitely NOT FREE paintings for the following prices:

20” ... $5400.
14” ... $3800.
12” ... $2500.
10” ... $1500.
6” .... $ 800

There are things depicted that are FREE, that ARE free at the end of the show (sign up sheet included). And there are things that are definitely not FREE that are the average price of the thing depicted.
The pizza box that the artworks are transported in and depiction of the realms of FREE & definitely NOT FREE. Photos of the post-industrial mess of capitalist burn down of the 99%'s world are only $27 ea.!
Floor view.

Photos of the post-industrial mess of capitalist burn down of the 99%'s world are only $27 ea.!
Paintings of things that are FREE.

Paintings of things that are definitely NOT FREE. Very expensive. See price tags. Such as the average Wedding ing is $5,680. The painting is a bargain! :-)

Capitalism is, in the final analysis, a pyramid scheme with a few at the top profiting and the bottom 95% eating dirt.
Background information and elaboration on the channeling of Magritte's "This is not a pipe." as reference to the depictive predelictions of modern consumer society.

Exhibition poster.
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An 18" x 18" Painting for Art-Without-Borders exhibit $150 until Dec. 1... a bargain to benefit a good cause!
An 18" x 18" Painting for Art-Without-Borders exhibit $150 until Dec. 1... a bargain to benefit a good cause!
New Zone Galllery in Eugene... our new superb site downtown! (With my signage design to attract the public.)
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