PC Acquire

Our feasting-themed issue naturally deserves a PC Acquire all about foodstuffs. Enter Houston artist Celeste Tammariello, who also serves as a PaperCity graphic designer. Tammariello has exhibited from Galleri Urbane in Marfa to Yvonamor Palix Gallery in Houston %26mdash; and she is also collected by our executive arts editor for her personal Pop holdings. This award-garnering creative admits to having been obsessed with prosaic junk food for the past decade, often incorporating text fragments into her coveted photographs shot at Texas-centric locations ranging from Southern Maid Donuts in Odessa to Bellaire%26rsquo;s Palace Bowling Lanes and even the very tony Tony%26rsquo;s in Houston. Peruse the entire trove online, which slants towards powdered and colorfully glazed donuts, Hello Kitty cupcakes, cotton candy, Milk Duds %26mdash;%26nbsp;alongside savory nachos and popcorn. What you see is a slightly skewered version of the American dream, told vis-%26agrave;-vis our national obsession with snacks and treats, filtered through the artist%26rsquo;s (slightly) dark, but unerringly smart sense of humor. Eight images in the %26ldquo;She%26rdquo; series are exclusively offered for PaperCity readers in sizes 20 by 20 inches ($1,250) and 40 by 40 inches ($2,450); each work is in a small-batch edition of eight, plus two artist proofs. Inquiries Seth Vaughan, seth@papercitymag.com; papercitymag.com/arts.

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