Reception: Good Enough to Eat: Food as Medium for Craft
The Craft in America Center tops off its series of exhibitions focusing on the intersection of contemporary craft and food culture with, Good Enough to Eat: Food as Medium for Craft, which will showcase art that is made of, or incorporates, edible substances. The most unconventional group of work from the three-part series, the selected artists use food to surprise and beguile. The show is a chance to look at what we eat from an entirely fresh perspective. The exhibition opens to the public with a reception featuring fruit and vegetable carvings by award-wining chef, Ray Duey on Saturday, April 20th from 5-7pm.
Good Enough to Eat: Food as Subject for Craft Exhibition
Saturday, April 20, 2013
5pm – 7pm
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.
The final portion of the 3-part exhibition, Food as Medium for Craft will span from professional artists who are boldly experimenting with new substances, to master carvers from beyond the traditional confines of the art world who sculpt fruit, vegetable and dairy products into over-the-top showstoppers. Related artist lectures, workshops and demonstrations are planned in conjunction with the exhibition.
Artists in the exhibition include:
Lilyana Bekic, Yuyen Chang, Sienna DeGovia, Kristin DuCharme, Liz Hickok, Jan Hopkins, Renee Kalmar, Charlotte Kruk, Catherine McEver, Amber O’Harrow, Nancy Peppin, Sarah Perry, Steven Portigal, Kerianne Quick, Kelsey Simmen, Elizabeth Steiner, and Lori Zimmerman.