Tracey Snelling
Stripmall (Los Angeles) detail
2007
mixed media
wood, metal, plastic, paint, fake concrete, printed images, lights, cold cathode tubes, lcd screens, media players, speakers, transformers.

Stripmall, with its many stores and billboards, references the out-of-control building of stores and stripmalls in the US, and the rampant commercialism that exists. I chose to name it (Los Angeles) because this is especially evident in Southern California. Also, the wash on the piece is a small version of the LA River (which is a concrete wash with graffiti, garbage, and sometimes abandoned cars). The gas station, hot dog stand, and $1 Store have videos. The soundtrack of the piece is made up of various songs spliced together, with talking clips.
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