JAMES FRANCO

'FAT ANIMALS'
We project ourselves onto the world, humans see themselves in everything. The fat animals are us. In this sedentary age where we spend half our lives in virtual worlds, and Trump can win a nomination from empty hype and snark, we are all unnatural. Animals aren't meant to be fat, their Eco systems should keep them at their natural sizes, the same with humans, but we long ago subverted the natural laws of hunting and gathering and can eat as many sugars and salts as we want from any street corner with a McDonalds. But we've corrupted the animals too. If we're not wiping them off the planet by destroying their habitats, we're using them for our own needs. I too am a fat animal. -James Franco

'COWBOYS'
The American west is full of myths. Most of these myths are one sided, from the perspective of the colonizers. But these myths are engrained in us nonetheless, through school, through movies, and through play. These childish drawings are the point where the myths meet innocence. The innocence of a blank slate that is filled with lies, and the innocence of the native people who were decimated by disease, war, and racism. -James Franco

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JAMES FRANCO | Palo Alto, CA

James Franco has been making art for decades. Franco harnesses his personas from the various worlds he’s involved in as material to create layered, multifaceted work. Franco primarily pursues...