Demo: Cuatro de Mayo Monotype Tortilla Prints
In the spirit of Cinco de Mayo, Craft in America Center will tip its sombrero to Mexican heritage on cuatro de Mayo with a printmaking demo by artist Christina Carroll. Concurrent with the third and final exhibition of Good Enough to Eat: The Fusion of Food and Craft, Food as Medium.
The artist will print onto tortillas using hand cut stencils in shapes symbolic of this festival celebrating the 1862 triumph of the Mexican Army over French forces in the city of Puebla. As the tortillas are transformed into art, they will be hung up to dry, building a festive atmosphere. Come! Watch! ¿Por qué no vienes a visitarnos?
Artist at Work: Cuatro de Mayo Monotype Tortilla Prints!
Saturday, May 4th, 2013
12pm – 5pm
Good Enough to Eat: Food as Medium for Craft Exhibition (April 20, 2013 – June 22, 2013)
Part 2 of 3 in the Good Enough to Eat: the Fusion of Food and Craft series
In this age of food-centrism in popular culture, food is providing artists with endless inspiration thematically, physically, and symbolically. With palpable avant-garde spirit, each artist boldly looks beyond the confines of the establishment. They each find new inspiration in alternative materials that offer multi-sensory potential.
From biting wit to sensuality, identity politics and a deep respect for tradition, these selected works represent a range of perspectives and treatments. The ephemeral, fragile nature of edible substances gives these works added intrigue. In some cases, edible materials subtly infuse the artworks with an innovative twist. In others, food is the focus and heart of the piece. The meaning of nourishment and gluttony are currents that resurface throughout the show.