Sugar Buzz


February 6 – May 15, 2007

Introduction

Checklist with images from the exhibition

Sugar Buzz
an exhibition of sweets as imagery and medium

Sweets are the stuff of childhood memories and fantasies. Often associated with celebrations, they are inherently optimistic. Delicious and sensual, sweets are also a locus of desire, pleasure, excess, and guilt—all explored by the work in this exhibition. Sugar Buzz features twenty-eight artists whose work deals with sweets either in its imagery or as its medium. In this exhibition the artists have used a variety of strategies — all with an element of humor, irony or whimsy. The exhibition, curated by Susan Hoeltzel with Nina Sundell, includes photography, video, drawing, painting, sculpture, artists’ books, textiles, and installations, completed since 2000.

The artists are Becca Albee, Julie Allen, John Boone, Luisa Caldwell, Emily Eveleth, Lucy Fradkin, Pamela Hadfield, Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Rebecca Holland, Yoshiko Kanai, Jenny Kanzler, Mary Magsamen & Stephan Hillerbrand, Mark McLeod, Amy W. Miller, Shelley Miller, Tracy Miller, Matthew Neff Gina Occhiogrosso, Lynda Ray, Freddy Rodriguez, Milton Rosa-Ortiz, Jessica Edith Schwind, Karen Shaw, Dana K. Sherwood, Sara Sill, Vadis Turner, and Andy Yoder.

Sugar Buzz is made possible with the generous support of the
JPMorgan Chase Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts, and NYC Department of Cultural Affairs



Milton Rosa-Ortiz, Gula, 2004
sugar cubes, monofilament, seed beads, support structure


Luisa Caldwell, Color Falls, 2006
candy wrapers and thread


Maggy Rozycki Hiltner, Summer Wall: Pink Cloud, 2006


Pamela Hadfield, Great Escape, 2006
C print

Amy Miller, I Do, 2006
secret recipe, mixed media

Vadis Turner, Cupcakes, 2006
mixed media