Sweet Tooth of the Tiger

Wouldn’t it be great if galleries provided a handy concession stand the way movie theaters sell popcorn? Well, they don’t, but there is a next-best thing, thanks to Tracy Candido, an independent curator and master’s candidate in Visual Culture Theory at NYU. In May 2008 she started Sweet Tooth of the Tiger, a roving bake sale that sets up shop at various art and cultural events around town. Candido, who makes the treats herself, says she began the project as “a way to talk with people about dessert and the nostalgia surrounding their relationship to food.” Her program has become so successful that she now gets solicited regularly by galleries and other spaces. Recently she started a residency program in which she invites artists to create their own sweets, sell them alongside her own and keep the profits for an artistic endeavor. Catch Candido next at I Heart Art, a collaborative benefit in Red Hook for WORK Gallery (redtinshack.com) and the Wassaic Project (wassaiproject.com), featuring pieces priced at $60 by more than 100 emerging artists.—T.J. Carlin

Sweet tooth of the tiger

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