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June 20, 2019 – August 4, 2019
Fast food is addictive, cheap, and always near. There are direct correlations between heart disease, diabetes, crippling obesity and a Big Mac with fries, washed down with a big gulp of Coca-Cola. Marlos E’van looks at the pleasures and perils of that sugar rush. The addiction of the perpetually hungry. He explores systematic oppression through malnutrition of those living in food deserts limited to unnatural options.
E’van’s food is raw and grotesque. The chickens we get our nuggets from are sick, the fries are limp. Sitting up high Uncle Sam, the personification of patriotic hypocrisies, reminding you to Supersize.
Nashville based artist, Marlos E’van received his BFA from Watkins College of Art, Design, and Film in 2016. From street art to canvases; from performance art to filmmaking, E’van interweaves different mediums to create worlds in which their art lives and has caught recognition from such publications such as Hyperallergic, Burnaway, and Native Magazine. In addition to their work as an artist, E’van cofounded/co-organizes M-SPAR, McGruder Social Practice Artist Residency out of a family resource center in North Nashville.