Free Beer Tomorrow, 2019
Hand- carved wood paneling, repurposed distressed denim, upholstery foam and wood custom furniture, digital prints on neoprene, hand painted faux calfskin rugs, paper cigarettes, custom floor paint, LED sign, live plants
Artist designed lounge
Presented by Shulamit Nazarian
Free Beer Tomorrow
a site-specific installation by Wendy White
inviting us to reconsider, recast, and reinvent
the myth of the American sublime.
Unwind with a drink on custom furniture
made from repurposed men’s jeans
flayed, bleached and collaged
to form a new fabric for a new era.
Gaze upon scenes of the American West
printed on giant sheets of neoprene
set against rustic paneling reminiscent of
vintage rec rooms, bars, and auto body shops.
Stroll across mint green floors
where faux calfskin rugs offer synthetic sunsets
below pixelated hearts and dripping rainbows.
As the blinking sign reminds us,
Free Beer Tomorrow is an empty promise
like the rainbow’s end or an untouched expanse of land
just out of reach yet full of endless potential.