When the artist duo Adam Frezza and Terri Chiao, also known as CHIAOZZA, were commissioned for three custom sculptures using the motif of food, “we immediately thought of a slice of cake, a turkey leg, and a hot dog.” The final works are whimsical yet familiar, the playful colors, detailed patterning and abstracted forms allude to the archetypes without aping them.
Chiaozza’s solo exhibition, Paper Islands, 2015
For MOLD’s design week newspaper, SNACKS #01, CHIAOZZA photographed the vignette of the three food sculptures appropriately named, “Slice of Cake, Turkey Leg, Hot Dog”. Like much of their sculptural work, the original pieces are made with painted paper pulp, paper, glitter, and pigmented concrete. See more of their work in person at Sight Unseen’s OFFSITE where they are debuting a new collaboration with the graphic designer Alex Proba and their “Paper Paperweights” at the NYCxSkymall group show at the Wintercheck Factory in Brooklyn.
CHIAOZZA x Alex Proba “Suspended Confetti Explosion will debut at Sight Unseen’s OFFSITE
In celebration of New York Design Week we’re proud to announce SNACKS #01, a limited edition newspaper and poster collection featuring 18 artists and designers upending the visual tropes of food and design. Win a copy + our HungryEyes Pineapple pin collaboration through our @thisismold Instagram giveaway or pickup SNACKS #01 at any of our select Distribution Partners in New York City.