by New Assemblage 10–27.03.2022

Hot Cheeto Pony
940 × 660 × 400 cm
Waste Polystyrene, Polyurethane

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The story goes that in the late 1980s a janitor working at the Frito-Lay Factory in California had an idea about what to do with the manufacturing waste from unflavoured Cheetos. With a touch of spice and a pinch of this and that, he conceived of the insatiable gourmet delicacy that is Flamin' Hot Cheetos. Or so he said... Hot Cheeto Pony is Drew Abrahamson's centrepiece to a body of work using polystyrene offcuts collected from waste bins at his work for a creative production company. Like the opportunistic janitor, Abrahamson injects longevity into waste material salvaged for a reimagined purpose. Abrahamson's collection of polystyrene sculptures intends to meet the intersection between form and function. The design is first conceived and shaped then reinforced with a steel frame and coated in a polyurethane membrane.

Drew Abrahamson (b.1993) is an multidisciplinary artist based in Melbourne (Naarm). Abrahamson’s work blends recycled and salvaged materials with the nuances of Modernism, forming sculptural pieces enriched with an unmediated, hand felt quality. Abrahamson channels a distinctive style that breathes a humble, lived in precision. A perspective molded by an unconventional pairing of techniques learned through his experience in set construction, visual merchandising, and landscaping.

122 Gertrude Street, Fitzroy 3065, @new.assemblage
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122 Gertude Street, Fitzroy 3065