Paintings by Lori Larusso
Paintings entitled Cold Charmer, representing the ice cream with their cones ready of be eaten, and After Party, representing the cakes that have already been consumed. The works question consumption both on commercial and personal levels.
These representations adhere to the idea of fanciful prepared food as excessive and pertaining to the leisure class, yet immediate and necessary. Presented without mystery, the food item and surrounding utensils are always the main focus of these works. The opacity of the gloss-enameled ground leaves no hint as to the setting of the edibles. The unquestionable focus is the food, prepared and served. This points to frivolousness and escapism on a very basic and consumable level.