This is not Betty's Bundt Cake Recipe (Detail of Installation), sillicone rubber, vinyl and
powder coated washers, upholstery tacks
On February 4 I went to Rock Hill, SC with Angela Bubash to attend the opening reception of RubberMADE, the solo exhibition of Courtney Starrett. RubberMADE is a collection of colorful, cast plastic jewelry and objects inspired by Courtney's interest in the history of silicone rubber and its relationship with the culture of the 1950's. The pieces with titles like "This is not Betty's Bundt Cake Recipe" and "Almost Everyone Appreciates the Best" remark on life mid-century and post war. Some pieces have an organic, almost other-worldly feel, while others take a more rigid, recognizable shape. The display of the show was also fantastic--clear acrylic cut outs of an iconic image of a typical 1950's housewife.
Almost Everyone Appreciates the Best, silicone rubber
Strawberry-Kiwi Jello, silicone rubber, sintered nylon, stainless steel
All images by Zan Maddox at Social Design House.
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