Cola Wars

2018-20, acrylic on paper, dehydrated cola on paper, video.

Multinational corporations Coca-Cola and Pepsi Cola have exported the image of American democracy while simultaneously collaborating with anti-union forces and anti-democratic totalitarian regimes. This project examines the marketing of their products through drawings of historical cans and bottles from sites of anti-democratic collaboration and complicity and uses the product itself as material to create abstractly fill in the traces of cans and bottles in another series of drawings that beg the question of what the "it" really is.