17 Before-and-After Pictures Guaranteed to Cleanse Your Soul

July 17, 2017

17 Before-and-After Pictures Guaranteed to Cleanse Your Soul, second son’s outgrown old underwear, wood. Size: XS. 1989.

 

 

 

three/quarter views

 

backside revealed

 

 

 

 

 

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July 02, 2017

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OxGord Auto Cover – 1 Layer Dust Cover – Lowest Price – Ready-Fit Semi Glove Fit fro SUV, Van, and Truck – Fits up to 222 Inches, Rust-Oleum protective paints and coating, vehicle varies. SIZE: XXXXL. 2024 (installed: Peter Piper Pizza parking lot, Yarbrough Plaza, El Paso, Texas, USA).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

this nice lady

 

 

 

 

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OxGord Auto Cover – 1 Layer Dust Cover – Lowest Price – Ready-Fit Semi Glove Fit fro SUV, Van, and Truck – Fits up to 222 Inches, Rust-Oleum protective paints and coating, vehicle varies. SIZE: XXXXL. 2024 (installed: Peter Piper Pizza parking lot, Yarbrough Plaza, El Paso, Texas, USA).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I heart my bests friend xoxoxoxo

 

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June 27, 2017

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OxGord Auto Cover – 1 Layer Dust Cover – Lowest Price – Ready-Fit Semi Glove Fit fro SUV, Van, and Truck – Fits up to 222 Inches, Rust-Oleum protective paints and coating, vehicle varies. SIZE: XXXXL. 2024 (installed: Peter Piper Pizza parking lot, Yarbrough Plaza, El Paso, Texas, USA).

 

 

 

 

 

 

This nice man I do not know came by specifically for the show. Thank you, nice man.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OxGord Auto Cover – 1 Layer Dust Cover – Lowest Price – Ready-Fit Semi Glove Fit fro SUV, Van, and Truck – Fits up to 222 Inches, Rust-Oleum protective paints and coating, vehicle varies. SIZE: XXXXL. 2024 (installed: Peter Piper Pizza parking lot, Yarbrough Plaza, El Paso, Texas, USA).

 

 

 

 

See this nice little family here? They were one of two strangers that allowed me to cover their vehicle. Most of the people that I inquired with were interested, but about to leave. Only one person, the very first stranger I asked, didn’t want to participate. They seemed interested. The kids were excited to see the initial covers flapping in the wind, but some reason they were skeptical. My 40 game token offer wasn’t even enough to persuade them. But, this family, now this family engaged without any hesitation (╹◡╹)

 

 

 

 

Some notes: 

Top 3 questions about the works asked during parking lot presentation are:

  1. Are they for sale and for how much?
  2. Is it a prank?
  3. How long did they take to make?

 

For sale?…sure, why not, but that is the very last thing I wanted to talk about. They are not there to sale, but perhaps the perception, partly, was as a marketing gimmick, a way to grab attention from passersby about a great new tool to keep your car cool in the sizzling summer heat, to protect it from the sun’s harshness, and to disguise it with something uniquely different (I guess). I’d continuously stress they are not for sale to avoid the topic.

Prank?…this must speak to YouTube culture, no? A big portion of videos, at least that my pre-teen seems to be drawn to, are prank videos, videos that are toying with people, poking fun of people, I’d say even bullying. With a prank, there is the reveal, someone is tricked and deceived. There is prankeeee and the prankster. People were waiting for the hidden cameras to pop out. In some ways, I do see the artist and the jester as one in the same, even the child: silly, absurd, lack of inhibition, provoking, testing, pushing. So in some sense, they were right about being a joke, tho, it’s as if there was no punchline (under construction).

How long one take to make?… Why is it important unless your considering purchasing them and trying to validate costs with an hourly labor rate. They took me about 25 years to make.

 

 

 

 

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OxGord Auto Cover – 1 Layer Dust Cover – Lowest Price – Ready-Fit Semi Glove Fit fro SUV, Van, and Truck – Fits up to 222 Inches, Rust-Oleum protective paints and coating, vehicle varies. SIZE: XXXXL. 2024 (installed: Peter Piper Pizza parking lot, Yarbrough Plaza, El Paso, Texas, USA).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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OxGord Auto Cover – 1 Layer Dust Cover – Lowest Price – Ready-Fit Semi Glove Fit fro SUV, Van, and Truck – Fits up to 222 Inches, Rust-Oleum protective paints and coating, vehicle varies. SIZE: XXXXL. 2024 (installed: Peter Piper Pizza parking lot, Yarbrough Plaza, El Paso, Texas, USA).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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UPCOMING

June 17, 2017

“Find the 2 and you will be kissed tomorrow. 555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555555: A Car Show”

 Saturday, June 24, 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Peter Piper Pizza parking lot
Yarbrough Plaza
10501 Gateway West
El Paso, TX 79925

 

digital mockup

 

Six new paintings on car covers look to promote US/Mexican border culture awareness by subverting conventional art making ideas through rogue exhibitions. These artworks will be impermissibly displayed as car shows. The painted covers will be draped over vehicles at retail parking lots in El Paso, Texas and later in Newark, Ohio.

 

Traveling to the birthplace of the lowrider and researching formations of these Mexican-American customized vehicles, and their derivatives, will guide the creation of these painted forms. The paintings will be crafted individually in El Paso during the visit, with each piece inspired by investigations of city wanderings, car club meet-ups, late night cruisers, and visiting custom auto body shops. The painted car covers will point back to the region, people, and culture they influenced, acting as an indirect ambassador to border culture.  Exhibitions of these car covers will be used to combat misconceptions about the region that have been increasingly sensationalized surrounding the rhetoric of our current presidential administration. The unexpected and unsolicited public encounters between the artworks and viewers aspire to provoke curiosity, discussion and impact change.

 

Represented here will be lives hedged between two worlds: the abstract and the recognizable, 2D and 3D, art and utility, Spanish and English, tomayto and tomahto. The presented works will be neither one thing or the other, not truly this or that, but this AND that. Unclear definitions, unrecognizable forms and foreign bodies can activate insecurities or even fear; butt, through nervous laughter, these works will instill hybridization as a positive, letting passersby question their place in relation to the works, perceptual and/or otherwise, mid-giggle. The goal is to embrace ambiguity as a means for wonder, a site to probe freely, to imagine, resist and rebel – illuminating productive spaces situated between belief and disbelief.

 

KEITH ALLyN SPENCER (b.1979) was born and raised in El Paso, Texas. An emphasis with the middle letter of his name helps diminish the perpetual mix-ups with similar named persons. Currently, Kurt resides with his family in central Ohio. He is an Assistant Professor at Denison University navigating towards long-term job security, cul-de-sacs, and organic groceries. Kent received his MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Fine Arts (2011) and a BFA from the University of Texas at El Paso (2003). BlackLivesMatter. Recent group exhibitions consist of Skylab Gallery (Columbus), Present Company (NYC), New Galerie at Yves Klein Archives (Paris), Simon Oldfield Gallery (London), and BigMedium (Austin). Recent solo shows include Ditch Projects (Oregon), The Composing Rooms (Berlin), Welcome Screen (London), Juicys Gallery (NYC), OFG.XXX (Dallas), Target (Indiana), and Domino’s Pizza (Rhode Island).

 

 

 

 

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Puppy or Bagel?

June 10, 2017

Puppy or Bagel?, professional plywood, professional paint in marker, professional sunflower seeds, size: M. 2019.

 

 

 

rotate however

 

 

But it’s gotta be real sunflower seeds. The kind that are so salty, they make the inside of your lip all raw.

 

3/4 viewership

 

There are two sides to every story and two sides to every painting. Sometimes there are more than two sides to every story. Sometimes there are 1, 238 sides to every story and to every painting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Our Buddy’s Step Sister Makes 82 an Hour on Internet. She Unemployed For 3 mos. Previous Month Income Was 14813 Working From Home 2hrs/day

Our Buddy’s Step Sister Makes 82 an Hour on Internet. She Unemployed For 3 mos. Previous Month Income Was 14813 Working From Home 2hrs/day, wood, professional student grade oil pastels and gesso. Size: XS. 1981.

 

 

You know about snack bags? Snack bags are an essential component to saving your sanity if you have kids. Once they turn terrible, pop out a snack bag to distract from their savage ways. Goldfish is good. Occasionally, we add raisins. Mixed cereals are good, too. A sweet and salty mix is typically favorable. Oh, but you forgot their water bottle !!?? Rookie mistake. Let the torment begin. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

 

3/4 view

1/4 view

 

backside revealed and/or full frontal exposed

 

quarter pounder view

 

 

full frontal exposed and/or backside revealed

 

 

 

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Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force

Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam with Full Force, plastic table party covers, magnets. Size: XXL. 2022.

 

 

 

detail-l-l-l-l

 

 

fold in halves, in thirds, over under, inside out, hoop dee doo, over easy and sunny side up

 

 

 

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17 Before-and-After Pictures Guaranteed to Cleanse Your Soul

17 Before-and-After Pictures Guaranteed to Cleanse Your Soul, two fabric softener dryer sheets, acrylic paint, magnet. Size: XS. 2019.

 

3/4 viewpoint viewing view

 

 

 

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Clipboards

May 08, 2017

Clipboards, plastic mattress bags, paint water, couple grommets, magnets. XXXL. 1981.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

doorstop magnets

 

 

 

 

detailed details tales

 

 

 

 

backside revealed…I mean frontside revealed..I mean backside, no frontside, no back, no front back back front

 

 

 

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Nine Ten

April 19, 2017

Nine Ten, plastic party covers, acrylic party paint, painting party props, party magnets. Size: XXXL. 1987.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Soft Touch

April 18, 2017

Soft Touch, plastic party table covers, painting props & magnets. XXL. 1997.

 

 

 

 

details

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Personal Space

April 13, 2017

Personal Space, fiesta plastic table covers, fiesta party paint, painting props, prop magnets. Size: XXL. 1999.

 

 

 

 

backside revealed

 

 

 

detailed detail

 

 

 

detail of a detailed detail’s detail

 

 

 

Coke is so bad for you. Soda is not so bad for you. Pop is only okay in

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pre-Madonna

March 24, 2017

Pre-Madonna, plastic table covers, magnets, magnet props. Size: M. 1999.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sweaty Palms

March 07, 2017

Sweaty Palms, 5000 sheets of standard computer paper and paint. Size: M – XXXL. 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

took forevvvvvvvvver

 

 

 

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Acapulco

February 22, 2017

Acapulco, plastic party table covers, magnets. Size: XXL. 2027.

 

 

 

 

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Dipstick

February 21, 2017

Dipstick, plastic party table covers, magnets, props. Size: XXL. 1983.

 

 

detail

detailed detail

 

 

 

 

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