Installation

7,000 Fried Eggs and Other Work by Christopher Chiappa

January 10, 2017

For a solo exhibition, Livestrong, at Kate Werble Gallery artist Christopher Chiappa constructed an installation of 7,000 fried eggs, spending five years making each individual egg sculpture that would cover the walls and floors of the gallery. "The humble contours of each egg are enveloped by the cumulative and unnerving energy of the group," Chiappa said of the installation. "The group mentality here is, as in many large gatherings, difficult to define. Is it a friendly crowd, a humorous displacement of the everyday? Or, is it an infestation – an angry mob, mold, or cancer, metastasizing?”

Enjoy a gallery of his work above.