Betsy Enzensberger has become quite well known for her realistic, larger-than-life sculptures of dripping, frozen treats and other sweet-toothed delights.Resin looks like candy. It looks delicious and sweet. The shiny exterior has a wet, melting quality.
Her Melting series relies on the child-like lure of sweet, sticky lollipops and popsicles to artificially instill intense desire. Her sculptures of ice cream, accentuate the frustration of a dropped cone, but the colorful confections in this exhibition practically beg to be rescued and consumed. Lust and frustration have evolved into anticipation and reward.
“Resin–I love it. It’s beautiful, sexy, mysterious. It’s also highly toxic, messy, and annoyingly exhausting to create. There’s just something about it I can’t resist. I dream about it. I want to touch it. I want to eat it.” – Betsy Enzensberger
August 27, 2017