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Artist Simon Denny connects SF’s love of the puffer vest with issues of homelessness #ArtTuesday

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Art exhibit, Security Through Obscurity, explores the juxpostion of unchecked wealth and growing poverty. Via the San Francisco Chronicle:

“I’ve always found the symbology of the tech vest, or power vest, quite interesting,” said Denny, before his show’s Jan. 14 opening during San Francisco art week. “But as it’s risen in popularity in tech culture, at the same time there has risen another quilted garment, a sleeping bag, with quite different implications.”

Denny has frequently explored the culture around technology and entitlement in his work — other sculptures in the show are made from copies of Salesforce patent paperwork, but I had to ask what he thought Margaret “The Iron Lady” Thatcher had to do with San Francisco’s tech culture and homelessness crisis.

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