ART: Skittles by Josh Kline
Josh Kline presents Skittles, an industrial refrigerator containing smoothies produced by the artist using unconventional and poetic combinations of ingredients including kale chips, squid ink, sneakers, phone bills, and pepper spray.
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.
"The thing is, I don’t necessarily consider myself a writer, because I feel to rope myself in with real writers is disrespectful to them and what they’re capable of that I could never do. I would describe myself as a really observant person and I’m a very curious person. But for me, that’s where my writing is rooted in. Observing people."