Breanne M. TrammellMary Banas 

Symbols of America is an evolving suite of ephemera—physical evidence of conversations we are and aren’t having in America. The work is informed by life in America in 2018 to the present: the opioid crisis, student debt, racism, a watered down version of Buddism in the form of expensive yoga accessories, the obesity epidemic, a certain presidential twitter account, human relationships, and our respective existential crises.

Phrase “Grin and ignore it” in direct reference to a sticker ©Sandra Boynton and respective rights holders, we do not own this content. “Gareld” drawing on the “GRIN and ignore it” sticker by Mac. All other images, concepts and content © BMTMB 2018–2019–NOW–FOREVER.

Projects + Activations:

Multiple Formats Contemporary Art Book Symposium and Book Fair
Boston University, Brookline, MA
March 18, 2023

Residency at Counterproof Press
University of Connecticut, Storrs
April 15 – April 19, 2019

Life is a Highway
Colpa Books and Video, Chinatown, San Francisco
November 29, 2018 — 6pm

If You Think Something, Say Someting OTIS College of Art and Design, Los Angeles, CA featuring the “Stuff We’re Not Talking About That We Should Be Talking About” flyer
August 28, 2018

For Freedoms: Art As Political Resistance at Reed Gallery, University of Cincinnati DAAP, Ohio
September 4–September 30, 2018
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“Dear Dealer” by Nadia Bowers

“Strawberries” by Gabrielle Bates

The Roller Dome in Fort Wayne, Ohio

The Blue Lives Matter flag

Colin Kaepernick

“ ‘God Bless America’: 100 Years of an Immigrant’s Anthem” by Sheryl Kaskowitz

Arthur Jafa  Love is The Message, The Message is Death

Redaction, by Jeremy Mickel and Forest Young

Rat (newspaper)

Ryan Adams Dangled Success. Women Say They Paid a Price.