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Thursday, February 22, 2007

Offerings

New York University has a number of window spaces that are used to show works of art. On the east side of Washington Square Park are three windows called Washington Square Windows. Currently there is an exhibition of sculpture by Bolek Niedzwiecki entitled Offerings (Feb 9 - April 9, 2007). The work is quite whimsical, and since it features confections, it attracts quite a bit of attention. Cakes, confections and other edibles are offered on outstretched, white-gloved hands. They are formed from squeezed acrylics. Says Niedzwiecki: "No underlying messages, no esoteric descriptions, no political commentary, just good old-fashioned aesthetics and whimsy is what Offerings is all about. These cartoonishly comical cakes are made using the same squeeze-bag and knife techniques you would find at your favorite corner bakery. The only difference is these cakes are made of acrylic paint. Let me indulge your fancy with an offering of cake." The exhibit is visible from the street and lit 24 hours a day so if you are in the area, have a look ...

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Fun post. I think tho I may prefer the reality of pastry to depictions of thought provoking pastry...if you think too much about pastry, you might never enjoy it...so caloric, all that sugar, etc....

Blake said...

good old-fashioned aesthetics.

i ♥ it!

Susan in Atl said...

've seen many confections that are more beautiful than other "so-called" works of art. In other words...beautiful desserts are truely artistic in my view! You can't never go wrong with sweets!