Jeffrey Vallance

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The veteran L.A. artist is still probably best known for his late-’70s performance-cum-site-specific piece, in which he bought a frozen chicken at the supermarket and had it interred at a pet cemetery. Over the years he's brought a similarly humorous-slash-anthropological eye to the various ties binding culture, such as religion, myths, politics and pop culture. His current show features new paintings, as well as a series begun in the 1980s, and as a measure of continuity with the older works, his latest pieces feature images of Idi Amin, Connie Chung, the Ayatollah Khomeini and Leonard Nimoy.
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