Discount Stores and Drive-thrus: Marc Trujillo Paints North American Purgatory
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Members-only wholesale clubs, discount retailers, fast-food eateries: It's the United States' commercial architecture and everyday activities associated with contemporary living that the San Fernando Valley-based artist is so interested in depicting. Through a months-long, multifaceted process, Trujillo creates detailed and vivid, visual records of "North American Purgatory" — the spaces and places prevalent in the built environment that are not designed to be enjoyed, that most people frequent but move past through.