On November 17, 2012, the Craft in America Center in Los Angeles will proudly inaugurate a three-part series of exhibitions focusing on the intersection of contemporary craft and food, Good Enough to Eat: the Fusion of Food and Craft. These shows will explore work by innovators who are redefining craft and the new role that it serves in our increasingly food-centric culture.
Good Enough to Eat: Food as Impetus for Craft Exhibition
Saturday, November 17, 2012
5pm – 7pm
Good Enough to Eat: Food as Impetus for Craft Exhibition (November 17, 2012- January 19, 2013)
Part 1 of 3 in the Good Enough to Eat: the Fusion of Food and Craft series
Food was a motivational font for craft from its earliest origins. Objects have facilitated and elevated the act of cooking and consumption throughout history, from woven baskets to clay storage jars, blown glass vessels and metal utensils. In the first segment, Food as Impetus for Craft, we will feature functional, exceptional objects designed for the multi-sensory enhancement of food preparation or presentation. Well-executed serving pieces and kitchen tools transform the edible experience and encourage us to stop and think about what we eat and how things taste. They mark the ceremony of holiday dinners, set the tone of social gatherings and become invested with memories of our most cherished meals. Katherine Gray’s conceptual glassware, Chunghi Choo’s sculptural silver, Julia Galloway’s lyrical yet utilitarian ceramics and Mark Hewitt’s classic pottery are among the pieces that will be highlighted.
The following artists will exhibit in this show: Bill Burke, Chunghi Choo, Chandra DeBuse, Julia Galloway, Katherine Gray, Mark Hewitt, Marc Maiorana, Bob Kramer, Scott McGlasson, Lisa Medlen, Christopher Melia, Fritz Muegenburg, Jeff Oestriech, Nick Rosato, Peter Shire, Adam Simha, Christina Smith, and Edward Wohl.