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Is it art, or is it trash? Jeff Gillette wants you to stomp through his 'art landfill'

Is it art, or is it trash? Jeff Gillette wants you to stomp through his 'art landfill'

Jeff Gillette invites you to trash his artworks — to step on them, kick them, wade through the hundreds of drawings and prints littering the floor of Gregorio Escalante Gallery in L.A.’s Chinatown. This is where Gillette’s solo show “Total Dismay” opened on Saturday. It’s where the artist has created what he calls “an art landfill.”

Gillette — who was among those featured in British street artist Banksy’s month-long 2015 installation “Dismaland,” a dystopian amusement park in Somerset, England — brings that same sardonic tone to his solo show. More than 200 works include large-scale paintings, ink drawings, sculptures and shadow box works.

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