Foreign & Domestic

August 14 – September 5, 2015
Solo Exhibition
Carl & Sloan Contemporary, Portland, OR

The aesthetics of mass-produced consumables draw us all in. While we crave individuality, we unconsciously desire the shared experience and common history of globally branded imagery. This is the great magic trick of Late Capitalism. Our experiences feel unique despite the sameness of a globalized economy.

The red cups in a game of beer pong, the garish flowers at a funeral, the picnic table cloth or the paper plates of Summer. These ubiquitous and often ignored experiences buzz around the landscape of our lives. Sanders mixes them with a deep history of painterly mark-making and the doldrums of daily life. The high and low brow become unified beneath a wash of golden California light.

Thick, painterly blobs weigh down curlicue patterns arranged like perfectly placed garnishes on a culinary dish. Sanders pulls all these tricks from his hat to serve up a special experience made just for you, and you, and you, and you...

Photos and writing courtesy of Carl & Sloan

 

Efrain and the Amazing Technicolor Dream Tacos
Acrylic, Caran de' Arche, bottle caps on panel
48" X 60"
2015

 

A Single Flower From You, Nothing Less, Nothing More (Hatted Man)
Acrylic, oil, enamel, paper, push pins on panel
16" X 20"
2015

Swan Song of the Rare Arctic Lilly
Acrylic and enamel on panel
16" X 20"
2015

 

Spring Painting
(Made with REAL Jelly Belly™ brand Jelly Beans!)

Flashe, acrylic, enamel, paper, jelly beans, copper wire on panel
24" X 30"
2015

Smooth Pongin' (Smooth as eggs)
Acrylic, rubber, pushpins, ping pong balls on panel
24" X 30"
2015

A Number of Fish Tacos
Acrylic, collage, copper on panel
24" X 30"
2015

The Last Fiesta of Señor Fancy Pants
Acrylic, Caran d'Arche, bottle caps on panel
16" X 20"
2015

 

Still Life with Chinet (A Firm Foundation)
Acrylic and Caran d'Arche on panel
24" X 30"
2015

 

Sugar Daddy
Enamel on Steel
36" Diameter
2015

 

A Moment on the Lips, a Lifetime on the Hips
Enamel on Steel
36" Diameter
2015

 
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Ranch
Enamel on Steel
36" Diameter
2015

 

Froot
Enamel on Steel
36" Diameter
2015