February 4th, 2015

Sanya Kantarovsky at Marc Foxx

Sanya Kantarovsky at Marc Foxx

Artist: Sanya Kantarovsky 

Venue: Marc Foxx, Los Angeles

Exhibition Title: Gushers

Date: January 9 – February 7, 2015

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Sanya Kantarovsky at Marc Foxx

Sanya Kantarovsky at Marc Foxx

Sanya Kantarovsky at Marc Foxx

Full gallery of images, press release and link available after the jump.

Images:

Images courtesy of the artist and Marc Foxx, Los Angeles. Photos by Rober Wedemeyer.

Press Release:

Gushers are rectangular shaped snacks made from sugar and fruit juice, with small amounts of other ingredients. These may include—but are not limited to—embarrassment, thwarted plans, swollen glands, unpleasant sexual encounters, arrests, indifference in the face of disaster, childish tastes, wet hands and questionable intentions.

Surrounded by a chewy gelatinous sugar coating, the center of the Gusher is a thick, sweet, content-rich liquid. When one bites into the saccharine snack, the liquid inside “gushes” out—hence the name. Yet the full impact is achieved in the sequence of gushes, conveying meaning, as with the Kuleshov Effect in film editing, through the course of juxtaposition.

Laden with confectionary history, the Gusher is burdened as well with the impossible task of conveying sweetness in a largely bitter and disenchanted world, a world overwhelmed with familiar pictures of unfamiliar people. Each Gusher packs a memory of itself, staining the tongue with streaks of saturated color, issuing a syrupy nostalgia for gushiness itself—abated only by the hope that some still remain in the pack.

Link: Sanya Kantarovsky at Marc Foxx 

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