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Brian DePauli: Not Sorry We’re Closed

August 4 @ 6:00 pm - September 17 @ 3:00 pm

Opening in Jeremy D Efroymson Gallery at Tube Factory artspace is a series of photo-realistic oil on panel works that are both inspired by and that question the American live-to-work mentality.  DePauli’s pieces preserve and draw attention to objects and scenes from daily life: a worn bicycle seat, a smoker on the grill in summer, a homemade skate ramp in a fenced in backyard, a ballcap lying in the grass proclaiming “Retired! No phone, No fax, no stress, no worries!” These items and scenes pull us to wondering where are the people who they belong to, what do they do, is it trash or treasure?
“I am concerned with the cultural and environmental effects of this obsession, as well as the physical and mental health ramifications,” says DePauli. “In 1931 distinguished economist John Maynard Keynes published a short essay, ‘Economic Possibilities for Our Grandchildren,’ where, among other ideas, he states that by 2030 the standard of living would be dramatically higher; people, liberated from want (and without the desire to consume for the sake of consumption), would work no more than fifteen hours a week, devoting the rest of their time to leisure and culture. My work envisions a world where his prediction has come true.”


August 4 @ 6:00 pm
September 17 @ 3:00 pm
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Tube Factory artspace
1125 Cruft St.
Indianapolis, IN 46203 United States
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