AUGUST 15 – 26, 2014
RECEPTION AUGUST 15, 7-9PM
Kobalt Gallery is pleased to announce “CANDY COATED”, new pop constructions by Dave Laro in his 4th solo exhibition at the gallery. Laro finds inspiration in the souvenirs of generations past, brought together in generally improbable pairings, and composed in ways that are both interesting and beautiful.
Intrigued by a 1970’s box of “Superman Candy Coated Peanuts”, Laro runs with the absurdity of a super hero endorsing peanuts covered with a sugary artificially flavored shell. “Candy Coated” wades into the waters of double entendre where 1950’s muscle men flex surreptitiously for each other, and comic book idols reveal their less than super human side. Laro takes a break from his more politically charged constructions, and unleashes his twisted sense of humor in this colorful, provocative, and comical exhibition.