Kate Haug

Rich Clam, Poor Clam, 2016

Kate Haug with Susie Williams

An immersive wheat-paste which served as a graphic and political coda to News Today. ¬†Using the clam character from Johnny Hart’s nationally syndicated B.C. comics, the circuitous clam conversation mimics the way wealth and poverty are addressed in popular culture. Rich Clam, Poor Clam uses Hart’s caveman aesthetic to signal a retreat from public intellectualism. It is interesting to note that Johnny Hart became a conservative Christian in the 1980s. This piece existed within the gallery for one day and on the streets of San Francisco.