PRIMARY COLORS
2016, metal, polymer, pigment
55" x 19" x 12"

label text:

IT’S CALLED THE AMERICAN DREAM ‘CAUSE YOU HAVE TO BE ASLEEP TO BELIEVE IT. INGREDIENTS: BLOOD, MONEY, ILLUSION. MANUFACTURED IN THE USA BY COMPLETE FABRICATIONS LTD.

CAUTION: HAZARDOUS MATERIAL. DO NOT TAKE INTERNALLY. EXPOSURE MAY CAUSE IRRATIONAL BEHAVIOR, BLINDNESS, LOSS OF CIVIL LIBERTIES, DRONE STRIKES, AND DEATH.


While Primary Colors appears overtly political, right down to George Carlin’s quote “it’s called the American dream ‘cause you have to be asleep to believe it”, it actually poses a question: is art something that can simply be squeezed out of tube, like Jasper John’s persistent repetition of flag paintings (which, with historical hindsight, seem somewhat jingoistic)?