Saturday, November 13, 2010

Andy Singer Sticking It at Mississippi Market

Tomorrow (Sunday) from 2:00 - 3:00 p.m., Mississippi Market co-op on West 7th Street in St. Paul will be hosting an opening for an unusual art show. Cartoonist Andy Singer, along with Andrea McCormack and Richard Carlson, has been creating art from produce stickers for years.

Yellow and red cat art, made from fruit stickers
According to City Pages,

So how did they collect all of the stickers? According to Singer, all three lived in the same apartment building in St. Paul. Together, they collected stickers through eating lots fruits and veggies, and saving the stickers on wax paper. Once a hefty amount of had been collected (images can take hundreds of stickers each), they would get together and create their pieces.
The Pioneer Press says the three artists get together to have sticker art parties. Sounds like fun!

Some of Singer's sticker work has been shown previously on the site. Site proprietor David Steinlicht puts it this way: "They're almost crop art."

Bike illustration made from stickers
I hope I can make it over to the co-op in all this snow! (I imagine Andy will ride his bike there.)


Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Great stuff!

Daughter Number Three said...

I did get over to the opening and talked with Andy, Richard and Andrea. The artworks are lots of fun to look at, ranging from Andy's, which mostly have a cartoon approach, to Richard's humorous animals to Andrea's beautiful birds. Her Mad Cat is made up of TransFair logos, which I particularly appreciated.

Mike Keliher said...

I miss the Mississippi Market -- though I really loved the Randolph location that was right across the street from where my wife and I used to live. A great place.

We're in Stillwater now, so we have the River Market Coop, which is equally awesome -- and right on the St. Croix!

Daughter Number Three said...

I like River Market as well, although it's been a little while since I've been to Stillwater.