Daily Dose Pick: Chad Person


New Mexico-based multimedia artist Chad Person creates beautifully crafted, ironic indictments of society’s most dangerous flaws.

In TaxCut, Person shreds US currency and fashions meticulous collage-based renderings of military weaponry. Along the way, he tallies the money “spent” and deducts it from his taxes — and thus from the defense budget. Recess, meanwhile, documents the construction and concealment of a post-apocalypse shelter under his home; his upcoming show, Surviving the End of Your World at LA’s Mark Moore Gallery, includes a streaming video of a live performance at the remote location.

View the complete TaxCut series, track the evolution of the Recess project, see Person’s July exhibition in Los Angeles, and keep up with him at his blog.

Click through below for a gallery of Person’s works.