In an era that is increasingly hostile towards Capitalism (since folks have lost homes, lost faith in the banking system and lost faith in governments), Beacon Arts Building reveals the undercurrents of dis-satisfaction that a greedy money laundering lifestyle can promote. Artwork that dispels the mythology behind the wizardry of financial doom in a marketplace rickety from the weight of lies and trails of missing mortgage paper, Curators Renée Fox and Jennifer Gradecki dare to explore the shady aspects of the current global economic crisis and the shrinking canvas of our financial earth.
"Capital Offense" The END(S) OF CAPITALISM
Exhibition runs through March 11, 2012.
Beacon Arts Building 808 North La Brea, Inglewood, CA 90302
Photojournal by Ginger Van Hook ©2012
Artwork by Flora Kao. Photo by Ginger Van Hook©2012
One of my favorite art pieces in the show "Capital Offense"
is the exhibit of the crickets eating up the dollar bills
with the megaphone to enhance the sound of their chewing up the money.
This scene was perhaps the most powerful metaphor
of how our good dollars are getting eaten away
by inflation, mis-management or...you name it.