Advertising Artwork: Zach Rokosz checks out the Darlene Kaczmarczyk’s artwork on display in the Rankin Art Gallery. The artwork uses vintage advertisments and new photography to create interesting compositions. Photo By: Kate Dupon | Photo Editor
Spam, Velveeta and Jell-o take the spotlight in Darlene Kaczmarczyk’s thought-provoking display in the Rankin Art Gallery.
Kaczmarczyk combines vintage advertisements with modern photographs to put them in a new light. For example, one of her most striking works features a plate of gaudy, artificial looking gelatin in a serene natural setting. In the background two horses graze. Through these types of contrasts, Kaczmarczyk demonstrates the artificiality and preserved nature of our food.
Miles Skalnek, Ferris State University sophomore in pre-pharmacy, was intrigued by a picture depicting pig-shaped slices of spam in a field. His favorite work of art was one that showed a stalk of corn with candy corn growing out of it. (more…)