Subject Tags: candy painting, candy still life, new pop art, pop surrealism, new york city, musuem, investment art, skittles, kisses, contemporary art, realism, chocolate, candy coated, popart, pop art
Size: 30"W x 40"H x 1.25"D
Year Created: 2009
Ready to Hang
Reese's Pieces Peanut Butter Cup with Skittles, Hershey's Kisses & Chocolate Rabbit measures 40x30x1.25 inches and is painted in oil on stretched canvas. The sides of this deep, stretched canvas are painted in a neutral tone therefore the piece may be displayed without a frame (similar to what you see in Manhattan ar galleries). This masterful painting combines all sorts of mouth-watering popular culture treats and contains a sensual rainbow of colors, including reds, yellows, greens, chocolate browns, and areas of pure white for the highlights on the tin wrappers.
Painter Hall Groat II, professor and chairman of Art and Design at SUNY Broome Community College, teaches foundation courses in painting, drawing, color theory, and computer graphics. Groat earned a master of fine arts degree in painting and drawing from City University of New York at Brooklyn, a bachelor of arts in art history, minoring in studio art at Binghamton University, and attended graduate and certificate programs at Buffalo State College, Syracuse University, and Savannah College of Art and Design. He also attended summer sessions at Chautauqua School of Art, Chautauqua, NY, and Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vt. Groat has had one-person exhibitions at Everson Museum of Art, Roberson Museum of Art, Finger Lakes Community College, Cazenovia College, Jasper Rand Art Museum, Lemoyne College, Wadsworth Athenaeum Museum of Art, and Washington and Jefferson College, and has participated in dozens of group shows throughout the United States. In 2004 Groat was included in the Roberson Museum Center's exhibition, “The Cosmos and Chaos: a Cultural Paradox,” with artists Lucian Freud, Eric Fischl, Jerome Witkin and several other contemporary artists. His work is included in private and public collections internationally, including Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta Jones, Clear Channel Communications, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cellular One, House and Garden, LTD., Sheraton Hotel Corporation, Binghamton University, Everson Museum of Art, Munson-Williams Proctor Institute of Art, The State University of New York system, Roberson Museum and Science Center and Washington Jefferson College.