|Will Cotton, Persistence of Desire 2, 2012, Oil on Linen, 47 x 32 inches|
Mrs. is excited to present Cake Hole, a group exhibition in collaboration with Doppelgänger Projects opening February 11 - April 1, 2017; including works by Jen Catron and Paul Outlaw, Robert Chamberlin, Caroline Wells Chandler, Jennifer Coates, Will Cotton, Gary Komarin, Aubrey Levinthal, Tracy Miller, Walter Robinson, Amy Stevens, Wayne Thiebaud and Mie Yim.
|Wayne Thiebaud, Dark Cupcakes and Donuts, 2006, Direct Gravure, Printed on Gampi Paper Chine Colle, 26 x 31 inches|
|Mie Yim, Chocolate Cake, 2015, Pastel on Martha Stewart Paintchip, 3 x 4 inches|
Cakes were originally decorated for displays at parties held by European aristocracy as far back as the 17th century. In 19th century France, decorated cakes became available for everyone. After World War II, American companies tried to sell cake mix to women who were transitioning from the wartime workforce back into the home. Apparently, women found it too depressingly convenient to just add water to a pile of powder, so marketing psychologists determined that adding an egg might make them feel they were doing just enough for their families while also symbolically offering their fertility to hard working husbands.
|Tracy Miller, Banana Stand, 2016, Oil on Canvas, 54 x 48 inches|
P.S. Since I couldn't be at the opening I decided to finally conquer my tall Jello mold. I've tried through the last couple years and epically failed. So after three takes this weekend I finally got something....its creepy and so unappetizing!! But it made me feel a little better.
|(click on it for a jiggle)|