A car decal by Spencer Longo that derives from his USA series of drawings that feature wobbly, imperfect and at times jumbled renditions of stars, stripes, and the USA logotype. The designs are intended to look like nationalist graphics found on RVs and trucks, but rendered flat and hollow. By deflating the bravado and polish of this style of iconography, Longo disturbs the cultural habits that bolster patriotism.
Created in conjunction with the exhibition Custom.
Spencer Longo (b. 1986, Exeter, New Hampshire) lives and works in Los Angeles. His work has been shown in solo exhibitions at King’s Leap, Brooklyn (2019); Jakob Kroon, Worthing, UK (2019); Garden, Los Angeles (2019); Brand New Gallery, Milan (2019); Levy.Delval, Brussels (2014); and Smart Objects, Los Angeles (2014), and as an artist in residence at TBWA\Chiat\Day, Los Angeles. He was a member of the artist collective JOGGING, which showed work together at Still House, New York, and on MOCA TV. His work has been included in group exhibitions at University Art Gallery, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo, California (2019); Public Pool Gallery, Los Angeles (2019); LOYAL, Stockholm (2015); Future Gallery, Berlin (2015); Galerie Chez Valentin, Paris (2015); Carl Kostyál, London (2014); Perry Rubenstein, Los Angeles (2014); and Edouard Malingue Gallery, Hong Kong (2013). Longo holds a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. spencerlongo.us