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Sweet Memories

Andrew Novick is such a hardcore collector of stuff that he even collects memories with his camera. Sometimes they have to do with food, as in the case of his new exhibit, Sweet Tooth: 1000 Photographs of Desserts (that I ate). Novick says he’s been shooting pics of desserts for at least twenty years, and a good part of them will be up, floor to ceiling, on a twenty-by-eighteen-foot wall at cupcake emporium the Shoppe, in conjunction with Month of Photography.

“Most things I photograph as the collector in me, as an archivist documenting something because I want to remember it later,” Novick says, in explanation of his fetish. “I end up taking similar images with similar themes, and it’s always in the back of my mind to get them all together.”

The images range from street sweets to artistic dessert presentations, though Novick isn’t quite finished determining what qualifies as a bona fide dessert. “If I eat pancakes for dessert, is that dessert or breakfast? Or maybe it’s a dessert if you have breakfast for dinner.” he says. Whatever the case, he expects the final thousand self-curated images to be “mind-blowing!”

There will be a closing party from noon to 3 p.m. April 7 at the Shoppe, 3103 East Colfax Avenue; Sweet Tooth remains on view through that date. Visit the event’s Facebook page for more information.
Sat., March 9, 5-11 p.m.; March 9-April 7, 2013


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