ART

Marc Séguin: I Love America and America Loves Me

02/26/2015

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‘I Love America and America Loves Me’ a new exhibition by Marc Séguin is showing at the Mike Weiss Gallery.marc sequin i love america and america loves meThe show’s title relates to Joseph Beuys’ 1974 project ‘I Like America and America Likes Me’. began the performance at JFK airport, from where he was blindfolded and transported without ever touching American soil to a room where he spent three days in habitat with a coyote, a symbol he felt had a spiritual connection to the native American society, the “Lost America”marc sequin i love america and america loves meSéguin’s exhibition focuses on the New America, its justification for self-righteousness as a tool for survival, and its idolization with pop-culture.marc sequin i love america and america loves meSéguin depicts popular characters known for their eccentricity and egocentric personalities, and the different levels associated with their persona in realistic paintings created out of oil paint, charcoal and even incorporated broken particles of mirror.marc sequin i love america and america loves meThe beautiful and thought-provoking paintings are supposed to ignite conversations and survey our current society’s acceptance of lost values and integrity. marc sequin i love america and america loves meIt is up to the viewers to decide how they want to interpret the paintings. Some might see it as visual amusement, others will get a deeper understanding and perhaps new realizations.marc sequin i love america and america loves memarc sequin i love america and america loves memarc sequin i love america and america loves memarc sequin i love america and america loves memarc sequin i love america and america loves memarc sequin i love america and america loves memarc sequin i love america and america loves me

I Love America and America Loves Me will be on show through March 7th at Mike Weiss Gallery, 520 West 24th street.

Photos By: Aesthetnik

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