Friday, March 29, 2013

Trustocorp - The Future is Blight

Lebasse Projects is presenting a solo art show from Trustocorp entitled 'The Future is Blight'.

The work will feature

And keep an eye on the streets.  As a build up for the show, Trustocorp will be leaving 'poverty kits' around the city.

Click the jump for more information including the full press release and show details

The press release:

New works from TrustoCorp

LeBasse Projects
6023 Washington Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232

April 13th ­ May 11th, 2013
Artist reception: Saturday, April 13th, 6-9p

Culver City, CA ­ LeBasse Projects is thrilled to announce the reemergence
of guerilla art group TrustoCorp with a solo show of brand new work in Ε’The
Future is Blight.¹ Known for their bold, unexpected artwork and on site
installations of meticulously fabricated billboards, highly produced street
and subway signs and complex sculptural objects, TrustoCorp seeks to point
out the follies of contemporary society and politics. The work is often
entertaining and humorous, and always highlights timely, hard-hitting topics
that unabashedly criticize and help draw attention to the ills of humanity.

For this new body of work at LeBasse Projects, the group will take on a more
nuanced, subtle approach, presenting sculpture, paintings, works on paper
and prints. The topic tackled for this exhibition will be a social
commentary on the city of Los Angeles and its dichotomy of poverty and
wealth‹Rodeo Drive versus Skid Row. The artists summarize their impression
of the city of Los Angeles in the following statement:

'Underneath the glossy veneer of tabloid magazines and Hollywood movies, the
former middle class is struggling, families are facing poverty and America
is slowly becoming a third world country. In the absence of any real help or
solid solutions, there is hypocrisy, greed and hopelessness. Through our
work, we hope to call attention to this reality, crack a few smiles and
hopefully make some people think along the way.¹

After all, when the mistakes of the past are repeated, the future is

Paired with the exhibition at LeBasse Projects will be a citywide
installation of "poverty kits," including items such as a toothbrush,
condoms, candy bars, cigarettes and a lighter. TrustoCorp hopes that this
project will help shed light on the issue of urban homelessness. According
to the Los Angeles Times, over 50,000 people in the metropolis are
considered homeless, granting Los Angeles the distinction of being "home" to
the largest homeless population in the country. The poverty kits will be
placed in various locations throughout Los Angeles, and, when graphed out on
a map, the cumulative locations of all the poverty kits will spell out an
urgent message.

With their pop-up installations and guerilla art-fare, TrustoCorp breaks
down the walls of the gallery to create exhibitions with sprawl. It is only
appropriate that they now find themselves in Los Angeles - spreading their
message in the most prominent example of urban sprawl.

1 comment:

  1. Wow this is really good illustration!Also, the message is dead on!