Thursday, June 12, 2008
Jason Kronenwald makes portraits of blonde-haired public figures using a very unusual medium: chewed bubblegum. The malleable portraits are manipulated onto a plywood surface, and sealed with an epoxy resin for protection and preservation. Jason has made portraits of pop culture icons such as Britney Spears, the (alleged) tennis-player-turned model Anna Kournikova, Paris Hilton and Lindsay Lohan. Recently, Jason included the former first lady Hillary Clinton, Madonna, and Princess Diana in his gummy collection.
Kronenwald will open an exhibit called A Fresh Pack of Gum Blondes at LE Gallery in Toronto that will run from June 13th to June 29th.