"$coundrels” was conceived by Dane Jensen, a Los Angeles-based curator and gallery director, who posed the following challenge to fifteen fine artists: create original drawings based on 19th and early 20th Century political cartoons by Thomas Nast and JN Darling, among others, depicting the big business abuses waged against the American worker. In addition to highly metaphorical interpretations, many of the artists directly incorporated figures and events surrounding the recent business scandals of the 21st Century. Artists exhibiting in “$coundrels” were selected for their backgrounds in modern illustration and use of a heavy stylistic influence in contemporary illustration and/or cartoons.
Exhibiting artists included Andrew Foster, Lola, Eric White, Bob Dob, Alli Good, Kris Lewis, Joel Dugan, Graham Roumieu, Peter Mitchell, Francesco Locastro, Jesse Peper, Chandler Wood, Ken Garduno, Jason D'Aquino, and Nathan Spoor
“$coundrels” was shown at The Venice Contemporary in Los Angeles and opened on Saturday, May 19, 2007 and ran through June 10, 2007.