haleARTS GALLERY and Fabrik are proud to present “Summer Art Series”. Curated by Chris Davies of Fabrik Projects Gallery, “Summer Art Series” features 8 contemporary artists that stimulate the senses using a variety of media, including photography, collage and sculpture. The show will run from June 29th through August 19th, 2018.
Please join us at the opening reception for Betsy Enzensberger, on Friday, July 20th, 2018 from 6 pm to 9 pm.
Betsy Enzensberger has become quite well-known for her larger-than-life resin sculptures of dripping, frozen treats and other sweet-toothed delights. Her Melting series relies on the child-like lure of sweet, sticky ice cream, lollipops and popsicles to artificially instill intense desire. The colorful confections practically beg to be consumed.
While it’s assumed that a sweet-tooth is her inspiration, it’s actually the material itself. Resin looks like candy. It appears delicious and sweet. The shiny exterior has a wet, melting quality.
“Resin – I love it. It’s beautiful, sexy, mysterious. It’s also toxic, notoriously unpredictable and extremely labor-intensive to sculpt. There’s just something about it I can not resist. I dream about it. I want t touch it. I want to eat it.”
-Betsy Enzensberger, artist
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