Trying to Enjoy the Fruits of My Labour – Chloe Smith
Trying to Enjoy the Fruits of My Labour
Trying to Enjoy the Fruits of my Labour is a solo exhibition, by multi-disciplinary artist Chloe Smith.
Working primarily in textiles - under her pseudonym ‘I Make Soft Food’ - Chloe first exhibited with Bundaberg Regional Galleries in 2021 as part of the group exhibition Savour.
This new exhibition features her latest hyperreal representations of food, inviting viewers into an illusory game where the line between the real and the fake becomes blurred to the point of ridiculousness. In both subject and material, Chloe’s sculptures push the storytelling boundaries of the textile tradition, favouring play, silliness, exploration and absurdity in a world that seeks ever increasing seriousness and rigidity.
Trying to Enjoy the Fruits of My Labour represents a pivoting away from pure representation to a place where perhaps the territory no longer precedes the map and playing with your food is strongly encouraged.