Image: Time Capsule for Essex Street Market, Beatrice Glow, 2016
If you haven't gone grocery shopping recently at the Essex Street Market, please drop by soon! As the historic landmark is facing relocation due to rapacious gentrification, curator and artist Nicolás Dumit Estévez Raful gathered Laia Solé, Antonia Pérez, Ricardo Miranda Zúñiga, Mary Ting, Harley Spiller, and myself, to create the group show at Cuchifritos Gallery + Project Space. Here is a nice review in NY Mag's Bedford + Bowery Blog and also on Artnet.
"The piece contributed by Beatrice Glow is perhaps the most whimsical attempt to capture the market in its current form. She specially concocted scents based on the smells of the market’s history, such as mangos, tobacco and bacon. Like a small ritualistic ceremony, visitors can sniff the scent on display within a small glass sphere. Later, she pours each scent into an “Essex Street Market Time Capsule,” creating an olfactory portrait of the market’s place in time." - NY Mag's Bedford+Bowery Blog