Jeff Gillette - Slum Landfills
April 20 through May 11, 2013
2525 Michigan Ave. T5, Santa Monica, CA 90404
This brand new body of work is inspired by a culmination of travels Jeff took through the slums of India, most recently, the Dharavi Slum (of Slumdog Millionaire fame) last spring. Most remarkable in his latest visual documentation of his experiences are the environments of many of the shanty town areas where it’s hard discerning the trash from the architecture. Most of the paintings feature Mickey Mouse either prominently, hidden or dead in the piles of debris.