September 8th – October 7th, Reception September 8th, 2017
Hey, How’s Life??? is a roll of toilet paper made in protest of Donald Trump—a racist, misogynist, white supremacy-supporting president. The flag, unrolled square-by-square over the course of the exhibition, is printed with the text It’s Terrific! appropriated from a 1940s advertisement promoting Orson Welles’ film Citizen Kane. Life is not terrific for a lot of people, and Hey, How’s Life??? draws a parallel between the film’s critique of wealth, power, and politics, and our current political climate.
For each day the flag is on display, two squares will be cut away from the roll of toilet paper to create a variable edition of prints. Proceeds from the sale of prints will benefit the Southern Poverty Law Center, an organization that monitors extremists and hate groups and fights for social justice through education, advocacy, and litigation.
Breanne Trammell is a multi-disciplinary artist and Friday Night Lights enthusiast. Her studio practice explores objects and icons from popular culture, the confluence of high brow and low brow, and mines from her personal history. Trammell’s publishing imprint, Teachers Lounge, operates as a forum to explore subversive topics and reveal hidden histories related to education, activism, politics, sports, and visual culture. Her work has been widely exhibited and she has been an artist-in-residence at the Women’s Studio Workshop, Ox-Bow School of Art, Kala Institute, Endless Editions, Zz School of Print Media, The Wassaic Project, and Kimmel Harding Nelson Center for the Arts. Trammell received her MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design and is an Assistant Professor of Fine Arts at the University of Cincinnati.