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Sharon Core, Candy corner

Candy corner, 1969, C-print, 47.7 x 35.7 in. / 121.1 x 90.8 cm

My brain implodes, sometimes, when I discover breathtaking work by an amazing artist. My retinas get fuller, my eyes don’t blink– I am taken. Reading the October issue of Elle Decor, there is a feature on  New Orleans born artist Sharon Core, whose work you see here. Immediately, the still life ‘Watermelon and Blackberries’ caught my attention forever. Is it a photo or a painting? The former, apparently. The fine art photographer earned her MFA from Yale, was inspired by Wayne Thiebaud’s pastry paintings (see one here). So all of these wonderful cakes and pastries were baked and constructed from scratch out of Sharon Core’s kitchen, before she photographed them! Mind blowing, right? Her latest series, Early American, below, creates a drama that I’ve seen from still life works of other famous 19th century artists, especially those who hail from the Netherlands. Her work is in permanent collection at the Hermés Foundation and several museums, including the Guggenheim. Check her out if you are lucky enough to have those museums in your town!

Sharon Core
Bakery Counter, 2004 C-print. 55 x 72 in. (139.7 x 182.9 cm)
Sharon Core
Pies, Pies, Pies, 2003 C-print. 20 1/4 x 30 1/4 in. (51.4 x 76.8 cm)

Confections 16" x 20", C-Print, 2004

Photograph by Sharon Core

Early American Still Life with Steak and Asparagus, 2009

Now Showing | Sharon Core at the Gallery at Hermès

Early American Watermelon and Blackberries, 2009

Now Showing | Sharon Core at the Gallery at Hermès

Early American Still Life, 2009

Now Showing | Sharon Core at the Gallery at Hermès

Early American Still Life, 2009

Images via phillipsdepury, nyphotofestival, overoll.
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