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issue 21 - August/September 2014
CURVE magazine cover August/September 2014


by Julia Randall's Flair

While artist Julia Randall's series 'Blown' doesn't essentially use gum as a material, it features imagery of chewing gum, blown into bubbles in various states of inflation and deflation. Her point of departure is viewing bubblegum as a banal, disposable material, and that the pleasure taken from its flavor is fleeting. 'Metaphorically, a fully inflated bubble suggests cheeky youthful pleasure and optimism; however, a deflating bubble hints at disappointments and missed opportunities,' reasons the New York based artist.

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