Posted on February 16, 2017Tweet
Date(s) - 02/16/2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Read from the press release below:
I’m so happy to officially announce my upcoming show “Melt With Me.” The show is a culmination of over a year of explorations in sculpture, from the smooth sexy large scale pieces to the gritty smaller concrete ones. The show is taking place at a great location right near my studio that I’ve wanted to use for a long time! More info about the pieces below. Hope to see you there!
“Why ice cream?”
I’ve been creating ice cream imagery for over 15 years. How could one subject possibly hold my interest for so long?
Art is about life; ice cream is a metaphor for life. The melty imagery is a metaphor the never-ending phenomenon of good looks, physical ability and mental capacity all constantly slipping away. So the work is really about the passing of time. Time impacts all things, but nothing quite so dramatically as ice cream. Considering the unique qualities of ice cream, it’s the perfect modern symbol of death and decay.
Melting is also a metaphor for the slow decay of our society. It’s not a singular dramatic event; it’s a slow fluid process (fueled by technology). Our cultural values, our ways of communicating and relating to one another, our political climate (in the US and abroad) are all eroding (melting). The news is full of entertainment and political figures acting in completely unheard of just a short time ago. Our society is one big ice cream cone melting towards nothing. And it’s melting much faster than any of us could have imagined.
“Mister Melty” has become an icon and symbol of the Meltiverse. He’s confident, eternally optimistic and blissfully unaware of his certain fate. His one eye represents a singular (optimistic) worldview. At his worst, he’s one of us; at his best, he’s aspirational. Presented here in concrete and high-impact resin and fiberglass, he’ll maintain his melty state forever. We should be so lucky.
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