EVERYTHING MUST GO

EVERYTHING MUST GO is a series of hand-drawn signs, copies of the printed versions that overwhelm the commercial landscape. Rendered in charcoal, pastel and gouache, these signs announce great but maybe catastrophic clearance events. As unique hand-drawn pieces, they signal the more personal repercussions of the economic collapse on the employees who make or hang these ever-perky ever-optimistic signs. When installed in the storefront space, the signs become something between actual signs and unique drawings. Precarious stacks of worn-down moving boxes were also painted with sign imagery in effervescent fluorescent orange.