Sharon Core: Oldenburgs

Posted by Fabio 28 June 2019

Oldenburgs is a new series of photographs by American artist Sharon Core in which she playfully examines the work of Claes Oldenburg. By transforming Oldenburg’s crudely made sculptures of American food, such as hamburgers, ice cream treats, and slices of pie, into larger-than-life photographs of edible food, these humorous objects are made to appear simultaneously delectable and grotesque. The series represents a clear continuation of Core’s interest in the relationship between art, food, and the commodification of both.