November 15, 2012 – January 25, 2013
Charlotte Kruk – EYE CANDY is our fifth pop-up exhibition and its timing is delightfully festive.
Bay Area artist Charlotte Kruk creates wearable sculptures that humorously comment on a culture often known for comparing women, particularly well-dressed women, to decorations, consumables, even eye candy.
With an obsessive-compulsive approach to the assembly of her designs, she initiates a dialogue on packaging, brand association, and power structure. Her designs are crafted from a range ofdiscarded candy wrappings, cake mix boxes, and other various packaging, which are used as her primary palette.
Kruk’s sculptures also direct a commentary on the gluttony and wastefulness of a disposable, packaged society. Kruk is fascinated by the energy and creativity involved in making flashy packaging – carefully researched branding and graphics that seduce – encouraging consumers to purchase, only to later discard their initial allure to rubbish. Reinventing these discards as her palette, she transforms the inherent beauty of these discards into multi-layered works of beauty…with a bite.
Curated by Marc D’ Estout, Museum of Craft and Design.
Exhibition opens November 15, 2012 and runs through January 25, 2013 at the Dopatch Café & Gallery, 2295 Third Street at 20th, San Francisco, CA 94107. Open daily, 7AM – 6PM, free admission, street parking.