Cornerstone Architects’ Gallery @ 23 is hosting another exciting art exhibition. Ynes Bouck’s “Bittersweet” is on display during the month of October. The official opening, held during Richmond First Fridays Art Walk on October 7th, was a huge success, receiving a high volume of traffic and positive feedback from gallery visitors.
“Bittersweet” is a compilation of small, personal sized works. Ynes uses a variety of mediums including acrylic, enameled metals, clay, resin, and sprinkles in order to create a range of dainty to high-caloric cake paintings. Each piece is carefully considered, strategically creating a composition that is palatable to the eye. These paintings are a study of time, the artist’s bittersweet memories dripping with saccharinity with underlying notes of cynicism.
“Ever since I was a child, I have had a deep and profound fascination with food. I am curious about the way we associate food with memories, sweet nostalgia and bittersweet moments of our lives. I enjoy the ephemeral sensations that food provides; a temporary feeling of indulgence that quickly fades away. I am captivated by that way that if you think hard enough about food, your mouth begins to salivate and you can almost taste it on the tip of your tongue. My work is an outlet for my fascination, these fantastical cake-like sculptural paintings represent moments of my life, relationships I’ve shared, and feelings I’ve had. Ephemeral moments are captured on cakes that are changing with time themselves, as the materials I use begin to alter with time as a metaphor for my persona being molded as I grow older. In sharing my work with others, I invite them to enter my transient world of fantasy, where each moment of time is represented on an array of sugar-coated pastels that allow the viewer to indulge in my sweet delights of memories.”
Luscious, decadent, tantalizing, mouthwatering…all words to describe “Bittersweet,” which exhibits through October 28th. You are highly encouraged to come and get a “taste.”
To learn more about the artist and her work, please visit: www.ynesbouck.com