Thursday, October 21, 2010

Licked, Sucked, Stacked, Stuck: Candy at the Brattleboro Museum

Photo courtesy the artists and art:21
Paul Shore and Nicole Root, New York Brownie Room (After Walter De Maria), 2010. Brownie.

Speaking of candy elevating/elevated by fine art, Rory drew my attention to an upcoming exhibit at the Brattleboro Museum & Art Center called Licked, Sucked, Stacked, Stuck, running from November 6, 2010- February 6, 2011. I am so going- this is worth traveling for. Not only are the images incredibly enticing (check out the show's flickr page), but the concept of the show looks pretty thoughtful and potentially profound. The museum produced a brief statement describing the curatorial aims:

"Three years ago, visual artist Paul Shore and art historian Nicole Root were struck by the commonly overlooked parallel between mass-produced candy and contemporary sculpture. Their collaborative investigation into the formal similarities between art and candy grew to include a high-fructose meditation on the way reproductions shape our experience of art. After seeing these photographs, videos, and sculptures, one thing is certain: you will never regard the local candy store or the Museum of Modern Art the same way again.

For a more in-depth explanation of the upcoming exhibition, check out this write-up on art:21.

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