"Arm Candy" at ACCI Gallery
to Jul 16

"Arm Candy" at ACCI Gallery

Food has been used as a physical medium for the creation of art throughout history; from the use of egg as a binder in tempera paint to Ed Ruscha's Chocolate Room, first presented at the Venice Biennale in the 1970s.

In the world of fine jewelry, when a particularly large gemstone is worn, phrases like, 'that is so beautiful, I could eat it up' are often used. There is a great similarity in discussing food and art as the adjectives used to describe them are easily interchangeable: heavenly, enticing, disgusting, beautiful, tender, dazzling, dull, fragile, weak, strong, elegant, harsh, and delicious. The language of one is the language of the other.

This exhibit seeks to challenge artists to work outside their norm or comfort zone in the creation of jewelry, couture, or bodily adornment that utilizes actual food. Every living person has an intimate relationship to the food we eat; it is tactile and often sexy. It entices and compels. For some, it is a love/hate relationship and as such, food that has been transformed into wearables becomes that much more compelling.

Opening Reception: Friday, June 28 - 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.

Artists being exhibited:

  • Hratch Babikian

  • Rachael Colley

  • Margaret Dorfman

  • Donald Friedlich

  • Divya Iyer

  • Robert Kushner

  • Claire McArdle

  • Gerhard Petzl

  • Rachel Shimpock

  • Debbie Tuch

  • Barbara Uderzo

  • Logan Woodle

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"Feast Your Eyes" at Root Division
to Apr 19

"Feast Your Eyes" at Root Division

Presented in conjunction with TASTE, Root Division's annual culinary event, Feast Your Eyes will feature artists whose work incorporates food as the core material to their process or as key subject matter. This exhibition will present work which explores the role of food as center in their artistic practice including, but not limited to, its ability to act as a connector, as a critique of production, consumption or cultural appropriation, or as a medium for abstracted processes.

Curated by Carolyn Tillie, this group exhibition will be presented in tandem with the release of her upcoming book, Feast Your Eyes: Edible Art from Apples to Zucchini, which explores the history of food as a raw material for various art forms, and also prepared food as edible, ephemeral work of art in its own right.

Feast Your Eyes will exhibit work that reflects this methodology - creating with, through and about food - resulting in various outcomes ranging from video, photography, installation, performance, two-dimensional work, sculpture and more. 

Feast Your Eyes is presented in conjunction with Root Division’s annual spring fundraiser, TASTE. For more information on this special event hosted on Thursday, April 18th, as well as how to purchase tickets, please visit:
TASTE 2019 »

Participating artists:
Alvaro Azcarraga
Jamie Bernstein
Flavia D'Urso
Margaret Dorfman
Carmina Eliason
Alyssa Eustaquio
Alex Hamilton
Carlo Marcucci
Francesca Mateo
Kai Nealis
Mel Nothern
Laura Sanford
Ruth Tabancay

Feast Your Eyes is free, open to the public, and includes a Creative Station - an all ages art activity hosted in our classroom during the 2nd Saturday opening reception on Saturday, April 13, 2019, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

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