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Steve Lambert is an artist that works with advertising and public space. The video below features a short walkthrough of his show “Everything You Want – Right Now!” at Charlie James Gallery in Los Angeles’ Chinatown which runs through June 6th.
I want my art to be relevant to those outside the gallery – say, at the nearest bus stop – to reach them in ways that are engaging and fun. I intend what I do to be funny, but at the core of each piece there is also a solemn critique. It’s important to be able to laugh while actively questioning the various power structures at work in our daily lives.
I have the unabashedly optimistic belief that art changes the way people look at the world. That belief fuels a pragmatic approach to bring about those changes.