Capitalism Bullies Everyone
May 11, 2019 – June 1, 2019
Opening, Saturday May 11, 7 – 10 pm, part of NELA Second Saturday
Capitalism Bullies Everyone is a mediation on the new normal in the American economy, where struggle is found within the health care system, and making ends meet, in addition to a general lack of sense of security. Tension and struggle are visually infused onto the found paper which originates from everyday use, such as time card receipts, a housing blueprint, or a medication prescription receipt, reminding the viewer how unresolved issues surface in everyday interactions.
Anxiety and a lack of a sense of security are represented in the humanization of animals and their struggles, simultaneously drawing parallels to their sense of vulnerability. Graffiti infused into the composition illustrates a culture embracing disrespect. Predatory animals such as a school of hammerhead sharks are a reminder of how greed and corruption has won in this county and an acknowledgment of how vulnerable our democracy is.
Rebecca Nabarrete is a Los Angeles based artist, with a Bachelors from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her art work is collage like imagery painted on found paper which is enlarged and informs the narrative. Many times the found paper originates from everyday use, such as time card receipts, an oven user guide, or a medication prescription receipt.
Avenue 50 Studio
131 N Avenue 50
Los Angeles, CA 90042