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This Land is Your Land

by Lori Zimmer
From the Redwood forest to the Gulf Stream waters, Mark Dean Veca’s exhibition, “Made for You and Me,” echoes the fractured reality of the American Dream. Using his signature pop culture cartoon references, Veca’s work blends a sense of canned happiness with the grotesque, creating pieces that seem in flagrant contention with themselves. Begun in 2009 amidst the climate of a global recession, this body of work employs the symbols of capitalism that had been used to celebrate American success in a perverse way. Here Veca's paintings on wood and canvas illustrate the harsh reality of a fall from grace. There is a g... [more]
Posted by Lori Zimmer on 2/11/13