This past May, chef Dominique Ansel debuted the Cronut—a half doughnut, half croissant. Immediately, weird shit started happening. Hoping to get one before they sold out, people lined up at 6 a.m. A Cronut black market arose on Craigslist, forcing Ansel to institute a two- Cronuts-per-customer limit. His pastry hybrid has left a wake of knockoffs and a lot of chefs muttering, “Why didn’t I think of that?” It all sounds ludicrous, until you get a bite of the airy, buttery layers injected with silky cream, all of it sheathed in a sugary, crackling shell. Then you get in line.
Kris Kuksi will be presenting a brand new series of his signature ornate sculptures with the solo show, “Revival,” at Joshua Liner Gallery in New York City tonight - Thursday, November 21st. Kuksi explains the title of the show as “about re-hashing, re-mixing, re-inventing, and re-creating” ones own ideas and overall society. The meticulously assembled, mixed media sculptures portray historical, social and biblical themes and keep the eye entertained, for with closer inspections one will find the surface of the work alive with scenes of horror. Kuksi lives and works in Kansas. You can see more of the work from the show as well a few detail shots below: