After a grueling twelve days of painting, Mark Dean Veca (interviewed) has finished a new commissioned installation at the Crocker Art Museum entitled Passaggio di Pop. After he created a immersive experience at the Sacramento institution last year for a group exhibition, the Los Angeles-based artist has returned as the recipient of the John S. Knudsen Prize, funding the creation of a new site-specific installation as well as the acquisition of his Oh Yeah painting into the museum’s permanent collection. Combining his modern take on Toile du Jouy patterns and his dithering technique, Veca has taken an architectural detail from the Crocker mansion and transformed the corridor gallery that links Friedman Court to the first-floor education center with his free-hand linework as well as digitally printed vinyl.

Discuss Mark Dean Veca here.