Nate Massari's works cover a diverse range of themes and media, from painting to performance. In his politically oriented works, specifically, he attempts to deconstruct acts of protest, surveying the efficacy, freedom, and questions of or around them. Of the present work, titled "DC!", he says this:
"On the inauguration day of president Donald Trump, protests and riots erupted around the country as democrats, liberals, and more clashed with police. In one particular instance in Washington D.C., rioters set a limo ablaze, inscribing the side with the words "we the people". The owner of the limo was a Muslim immigrant from Pakistan who ran a chauffeur business. He reports to have not voted for Trump. How do we gauge the success or failures of acts of protest? Who do these acts actually effect, and in what way?"