Spoofing Corporate America In ‘Brand Dead’
BOSTON — For “Brand Dead,” Boston’s Hallway Gallery invited nine artists to “re-interpret contemporary logos and familiar ad campaigns.”
Pat Falco thinks outside the bun with his intentionally naïve painting of an adobe-style Taco Bell restaurant above Falco’s slogan: “Taco Bell. It’s really great for your poop.” Having proudly dined at Taco Bell today, I say: true that.
Jack W. Schneider references legends that Proctor & Gamble’s former man-in-the-moon logo was somehow Satanist by featuring the company’s name on a death metal black leather biker vest. Schneider also is behind “Manny Tee,” not a parody, but his own, straight-up version of a “Garbage Pail Kids” satirical trading card depicting a boat’s motor slicing into a manatee.
There’s little substantively critical of corporate America here, but the exhibit, which runs through March 31, is a funny and surreal romp.
“Brand Dead,” Hallway Gallery, 66a South St., Jamaica Plain, Boston, March 6 to 31, 2013.