Whimsical americana served up on a platter.
The installation piece is part of Christopher Chiappa's series called "High Fructose Corn Syrup" showing at the Kate Werble Gallery, in conjunction with an exhibition at Moss. The inspiration behind the show is less about food culture and more about the nostalgic twinges of the artist's childhood memory.
"The title 'high fructose corn syrup' is a reference to the artist’s transition from adolescence into adulthood, and his realization of the disappointment of human experience. a daily coke drinker, he hit puberty just as coca cola’s formula switched from using sugar to high fructose corn syrup. chiappa uses a simple switch of the ordinary to emphasize an omnipresent disequilibrium in the photographic
portrait of the artist in his studio."