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If there's one thing pundits love discussing, it's how the American Dream is dead. They'll dig up statistics, ask talking heads, and bemoan investment bubbles, Ben Bernanke, and inflation to prove their point: Doomsday is nigh, middle class. For more colorful perspectives on the topic, consult the works included in the group exhibition "American Dream" at Mesa Contemporary Arts.

More than 20 Eye Lounge artists including Sarah Hurwitz, Daniel Funkhouser, and Sean Deckert explore what today's American Dream looks like by pulling apart its myths from realities and addressing what it means on an individual level.

The show is on view through Sunday, August 11, in the South Gallery at Mesa Contemporary Arts, 1 East Main Street. Admission is free. Hours Friday, June 28, are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit or call 480-644-6560.

Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sundays, 12-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., May 10, 7-10 p.m. Starts: March 29. Continues through Aug. 11, 2013


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