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Ethan Chan: 'Selections From the Closets of the People That I Love'

Ethan Chan / Courtesy of OMA
"Wild West (Jordan at Udall St.)" by Ethan Chan is on view at OMA Jan. 14 through Apr. 30, 2023.
Every week from January 14, 2023 until April 30, 2023.
Sunday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Wednesday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Thursday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Friday: 11 AM - 8 PM
Saturday: 11 AM - 5 PM
Oceanside Museum of Art

From the museum:
This exhibition continues an ongoing series of wearable sculptures constructed from various sauce packets collected from fast food chains, gas stations, and high school cafeterias. The current series of sauce-suits were modeled after outfits taken from the closets of close friends of the artist, hand-picked by both the artist and each friend. The outfits were then worn by each of the artist’s friends, who each performed mundane tasks in their own homes while wearing them, which was documented through photography. Evolving from an older series of self-portrait costumes tailored to specifically fit the artist, this new line of work investigates the roles of community and relationships in self-portraiture, while also drawing on the connection between consumerist culture and how we craft our individuality and personas through apparel and material.

An exhibition celebration will take place March 18, 2023.

About the artist:
Ethan Chan is an artist working in sculpture, installation and performance art based in Los Angeles & San Diego, CA. Using off-kilter materials including Happy Meal® toys, bubble gum, and sauce packets, his work examines a love for all things kitsch, cookie-cutter, and plastic; and in its transformation, attempts to place itself at the intersection between globalism and Americana.

Learn more about Ethan Chan's installation at OMA's satellite location, OMA West at the Seabird, here.

Related links:
Ethan Chan on Instagram
OMA on Instagram
OMA on Facebook

Oceanside Museum of Art

704 Pier View Way
Oceanside, California 92054

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