Inspired by his own youthful indoctrination into a super-competitive landscape of sports, masculine idolatry and crass commercialism, Jake Myers recreates these strange American middle class experiences with photo, video, sculpture and edible installation. The works in his solo show “Suburban Commando” target heros or role models whose messages are lost for a variety of reasons. A grief-stricken Captain Planet, a mutant hybrid of Taco Bell’s Che Chihuahua, and a coach who gets so pumped that he frightens the players with confusing mixed messages are just a few of the characters on kitschy display. Come and jump around in the astroturf this September 10th at Happy Collaborationists.
Work by Jake Myers.