Summer Artist Resident Allison Baker will be hosting an open studio exhibition at Popps Packing on July 7th.
“Sweetness is the most cunning means of crowd control.
Gilded gumdrops: pastel, gelatinous, rolled in sugar and arsenic that suck fillings from your molars and leave sweaters on your teeth.
My work is half melted-ice cream peppered with sand.
My work is an incantation.
Repulsive and candy colored to greedily over-consume until your stomach sours and the grape gum has lost all its flavor, yet you hungrily work your jaw, chewing away hoping that the cloying artificiality will rush back to your mouth still wet with anticipation.”