On April 13th, the LeBasse Projects in Culver City will be presenting all new works from subversive street collective TrustoCorp. Entitled The Future Is Blight, the new series of sculpture, paintings, works on paper and prints from the locally-based crew will be sure to point out the follies of contemporary society and politics (specifically the city of Los Angeles and its dichotomy of poverty and wealth—Rodeo Drive versus Skid Row) in their usual humorous and satirical fashion.
They state: “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. After all, when the mistakes of the past are repeated, the future is blight.”
In conjunction with the exhibition, TrustoCorp will be taking to the streets to install “poverty kits,” including items such as a toothbrush, condoms, candy bars, cigarettes and a lighter hoping to draw attention to the problem of urban homelessness. When the location of these kits are mapped out, they will spell out a message.
Discuss TrustoCorp here.