Bruce Cochrane, Thea Haines, Lisa Myers, Lynn Price, Erin Riley and Gene Threndyle
Curated by Patrick Macaulay
September 26 - December 24, 2015
Food is one of the most complex issues of the 21st century. We seek meaning and gratification through our daily choice of what to eat, considering factors ranging from personal health and nutrition to environmental and political concerns. Our very intimate relationship with food inevitably expands to connect with global issues. It is unsurprising, then, that today’s artists have found food to be fertile territory for creative inspiration. But, art and food have long been inextricably linked, from ancient cave paintings depicting the hunt to the ubiquitous studio still life.
This exhibition showcases six artists who go about their own foraging to examine how food informs (politically and personally) the artistic practice. Much like the discovery of golden chanterelles or wild blueberries on a hike, this artistic forage will unearth diverse ways of considering and experiencing our relationship to food.
– Patrick Macaulay, Director, Visual Arts