Kanon Collective is a local artist owned and operated gallery.

Shenanigans: New Works by Kym Bloom

This show is a continued exploration of using candy to create art. Candy holds memories from childhood — color, smell, texture and taste — that evoke feelings of being carefree and uninhibited. I’m fascinated with the dichotomy of using those kind of feelings to create something so structured and pixelated as video game imagery. There’s a beauty to the perfect arrangement and a nostalgia to the edgy and “blocky” feel to it all — “This is what they looked like when I was a kid.” Because computers are continually striving to perfectly reproduce reality, it’s almost refreshing to go back and live in the world where computers and the real world had very little in common… a fantasy land of Space Invaders and lollipops.

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