cast concrete Urban Panels by [Losett]2
This cast concrete portfolio—the most recent in the Urban Panels series—injects prescient political satire into the series' postmodern irony, genuine contemplation, and occasional poetry.
As we made jokes to keep our spirits up during the 2016 presidential campaign, we realized that it would be apt for the political spirit to directly inform our art. Thus we are currently setting a portfolio of political jokes circa 2017 in concrete and metal—the most enduring art materials—to up the ante on the current political flimsy.
The reliefs subvert historic manhole cover designs from NYC, DC and other urban centers. They feature freehand drawing and scribbling on wet concrete, spay painting and writing with chalk, in addition to an array of visual art tools. For example, rhinestones and “golden” beads are used as concrete aggregate in relief titled 10.5 Trump Commandments.
As you are reading this we are designing and casting more politics reliefs. The portfolio of five new political Panels currently featured on the site will soon be expanded with the following images: White House Access Panel, D.C. Frustration Vent, Do Not Dump Trump – Keep My Water Clear, Alt. Drain, High Pressure Reverse Valve, Alternative Fact, Maze, Fertilization, DC-NYC Graft, and Trump Forever. Stay tuned for new work.