Custom, a group show at Los Angeles’ Gas, ran February 14 to April 5.
With decals and mixed-media works covering the interior and exterior of Gas gallery’s truck container space, Custom explores the cultural imaginary of the automobile. Featuring Nikita Gale, Dahn Gim, Spencer Longo, Erick Medel, Natani Notah, Louise Rosendal and Tailgate Projects, the show considers how car culture collides across American popular culture with notions of identity. As stated in the press release: “in the United States the car is a symbol of freedom, success, individualism, and mobility. But the fantasies projected onto this object are deeply intertwined with issues related to gender, class, cultural assimilation, consumerism, oil dependence, affect, and isolation.”**