Everything is Beautiful
- Dec 1, 2011—Feb 29, 2012
Everything is Beautiful (II) examines the way we market pleasure through exploitation. Playful works draw on established iconography and proven techniques to manipulate reaction. Americana, candy, pornography and fried chicken are served up with extra pizazz.
We are so excited for René Garcia, Jr.’s 3rd solo exhibition at Project One Gallery. He’s experimenting and trying out a playful and interactive show this year for us, which will transform the gallery into a flirty, fun and (of course) glittery show, inspired by adult novelties and vintage ‘spanish fly’ ads.
Strap on your X-ray glasses, collect your proofs-of-purchase, and sneak a peek behind the beaded curtain as we delve into a world of mail order fantasy, groovy gimmicks and candy coated novelties with René Garcia, Jr. Inspired by vintage classifieds and flagrantly sexual marketing tricks, “Satisfaction Guaranteed” explores oft empty promises of fantasy fulfillment and other guilty pleasures. We are all suckers for fantasy and knowing it’s a fallacy doesn’t lessen its appeal.
René Garcia, Jr. is a full-time artist, father, idea man and all around bon vivant. As his work continues to gain popularity throughout the universe, San Francisco remains his home and primary source of inspiration. He has been a resident artist with Project One since its inception.