Reception for the artist Friday 9 January 6:00 – 8:00 pm

MARC FOXX is pleased to present Gushers, an exhibition of new work by Sanya Kantarovsky, in the second solo exhibition with the gallery by the UCLA MFA graduate, Russian-born, New York City based artist.

Gushers are rectangular shaped snacks made from sugar and fruit juice, with small amounts of other ingredients. These may include—but are not limited to—embarrassment, thwarted plans, swollen glands, unpleasant sexual encounters, arrests, indifference in the face of disaster, childish tastes, wet hands and questionable intentions.

Surrounded by a chewy gelatinous sugar coating, the center of the Gusher is a thick, sweet, content-rich liquid. When one bites into the saccharine snack, the liquid inside "gushes" out—hence the name. Yet the full impact is achieved in the sequence of gushes, conveying meaning, as with the Kuleshov Effect in film editing, through the course of juxtaposition.

Laden with confectionary history, the Gusher is burdened as well with the impossible task of
conveying sweetness in a largely bitter and disenchanted world, a world overwhelmed with familiar pictures of unfamiliar people. Each Gusher packs a memory of itself, staining the tongue with streaks of saturated color, issuing a syrupy nostalgia for gushiness itself—abated only by the hope that
some still remain in the pack.

Recent projects and exhibitions include: Happy Soul, an installation at LAXART; the Monteverdi residency curated by Sarah McCory in Tuscany, Italy (where some of the Gushers work was
realized); Allergies, Casey Kaplan, New York, NY, 2014; Bard Girls Can Fly, White Flags, St. Louis, MO, 2014; What Were you Expecting, Mr. Milquetoast, a Plot?, Badischer Kunstverein, Karlsruhe, Germany, 2014; You Are Not An Evening, GAK, Bremen, Germany (solo), 2013; Notes on Neo Camp, Studio Voltaire, London, UK, 2013.

  Sanya Kantarovsky, Marc Foxx, Los Angeles