C’mon, get happy! Join Monterey Museum of Art and artist Marc Trujillo for our online Happy Hour, Friday, March 5, 5pm-6pm. Get to know Marc, sit in on a conversation between the artist and independent curator Helaine Glick, and take a behind the scenes look at his studio and process. Fee is $5 for museum members, $10 for all others. Please register in advance online.
Marc Trujillo earned his MFA from Yale University and is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship. His work is held in both private and public collections throughout the United States.
In his brilliant and eye opening series Fast (now in virtual exhibit at Monterey Museum of Art), Marc Trujillo looks at one of America’s most ubiquitous urban environments, the take-out franchise and its drive up windows. A Los Angeles resident, he resides in the heart of fast food culture, where grabbing a quick burger or taco to go is a universal habit. Both intrigued and a little repelled, Trujillo decided to move in for a closer look. With a keen eye, he brings the allure and meticulous observation of a 17th century Dutch still life and a touch of ambivalent commentary to his paintings of this ordinarily mundane experience.