Sugar shack: Six storefronts transform into an erotic candyland

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This art exhibit is food porn — literally.

Starting today, six Prospect Heights storefronts are being transformed into sweet, sticky, semi-erotic dioramas that turn an array of colorful candy — some strategically arranged across the sweet spots of a near-nude model, for example — into art in a sexy installation called, “Shock Candy.”

“Candy and sex go together — they’re both full of life and naughtiness,” said photographer Matt Schwartz, who will display six pieces, including a nude covered in gum balls.

The installation plays with ideas of sexuality and lust, as well as sensuality and sweetness, and is the first exhibit produced by Where Am I, a roving curatorial project that turns vacant commercial spaces into temporary galleries.

“This makes art accessible to those who might not know much about it,” said Where Am I founder Naomi Huth. “And when there’s art in the windows, it brightens a neighborhood. Plus, there’s something so beautiful and appealing about candy.”

Claire Lieberman uses Jell-O in her mixed-media sculptures of the human body.

“The FBI uses it to test what it’s like for a human body to absorb a gunshot,” she explained. “So my installation is about one’s own sense of self.”

“Shock Candy” at 845 Classon Ave. between Lincoln Place and Eastern Parkway in Prospect Heights. Through Jan. 3. For info, visit

Reach Arts Editor Juliet Linderman at or by calling (718) 260-8309.
Updated 3:26 pm, December 6, 2011
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anabdul from cobble hill says:
Cross this one off my list. Who likes candy? Children like candy. Enough said.
Dec. 7, 2011, 7:44 am

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