Haute Fauxxx

If you’re like me, it’s very easy to window-shop for a new life. I do it at NorthPark all the time. I walk through Pirch or some other store I can’t afford and imagine a life that’s fancier. More fashionable. I’m guessing it’s a struggle I share with many artists who spend much of their life scraping by, while the upper classes enjoy the finer things in life. Things like art. But when it comes to art and fashion, a lot gets lost between perception and reality. This gap is what Jesse Meraz explores in his latest body of work. Haute Fauxx, the artist’s first exhibition in a decade, assembles “displays” to “employ the trappings of falsehoods, fantasy, and enchantments that relate to consumers’ attraction to “prestige” goods, fabricated truth and glossy lifestyles.” See it at RO2 Art (110 N. Akard St.) in an opening reception 7-10 p.m. Saturday. Or through May 4. More at Ro2art.com.
Sat., April 4, 7-10 p.m.; Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 12-5 p.m.; Saturdays, 1-6 p.m. Starts: April 4. Continues through May 3, 2015
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Lauren Smart
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