My collaboration with Edith Abeyta has been receiving some press recently, here's what the District Weekly has to say about The Mythical Beast Sweet Shoppe:
Start with the candy, because it’s so, so sweet: Edith Abeyta’s multimedia installation Mythical Beast Sweet Shoppe, where your unofficial host is a frilly pink unicorn—represented on pink tote bags and pink purses—and sometimes looks like one of those Tijuana zebra-burros without the stripes. (But happy, without the whole painted slave-creature thing nagging at you.)
Abeyta stocks her shop with unicorn note paper and wrapping paper and candies familiar and strange: three of the -head variety (Lemon, Grape or Cherry), plus Yum Yum Candy Cones, Jaw Busters, haw flakes, C. Howard’s Scented Gum and something called BB Bats. (Maybe it finds you in the dark.) It comes off only half like a commercial business—but with way more heart than your average downtrodden candy store.
I love how they referenced Tijuana zebra-burros because when my friends from California came to visit one time they said that Weston-super-Mare was like the Tijuana of the UK, which means Weston donkeys (which my 'Unicorn' is derived from) really are just like zebra-burros! Poor things...
The rest of the article is worth reading too as it sounds like there's some really interesting work in this show.
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