Artist Latest Installation is an Industrial Refrigerator Stocked with Social Commentary Smoothies
As part of the group exhibition Archeo, for New York City’s High Line, artist Josh Kline created a clever sculptural installation that employs the language and strategies of advertising to poke fun at consumer culture. The project titled "Skittles", features an industrial refrigerator containing smoothies produced by the artist using unconventional and poetic combinations of ingredients including kale chips, squid ink, sneakers, phone bills, credit cards and pepper spray. Via the official press release, "Each smoothie stands as a portrait of a different contemporary lifestyle. When grouped together, they evoke a landscape of aspiration, taste, and – at times – deprivation in a metropolis like New York City."