SEPTEMBER–OCTOBER 2005Mixed Greens is pleased to present their second solo exhibition with Lee Stoetzel. In this show, Lee will showcase his recent series of large-scale, black and white photographs.
With the rampant construction of enormous, yet generic and unsightly homes
across the United States, the term “McMansion” was coined approximately a decade ago. These houses offer space and comfort, but appearamazingly identical from coast to coast. And, as the name suggests, they are too large for their lots and their neighbors. The “ideal” home with gables, turrets and a fake widow’s walk has been supersized to appeal to our consumer culture.
In his last exhibition with Mixed Greens, Lee photographed a very specific subject - the McDonald's French fry. In this body of work, Lee moves beyond the single fry to utilize all that McDonalds has to offer - from the McNugget to the fountain soda lid. Disposable packaging and food become the building materials that mimic these unnatural new homes.
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