NY: Rochester

WHERE: Rochester Contemporary Art Center.

WHEN: On view through May 13, 2013. Note: Consult the center’s websites for related events.

TITLE: Eat It: Artists Explore Food and Consumption

BRIEF ABOUT: A new series of exhibitions focusing on national and local artists who document our most pressing current issues and explore the topics that shape our world today.

     A video and performance artworks by Stefani Bardin explore our understanding of food ingredients, chemicals and food production at the intersection of art, technology, science, community and dining.

“The Sentient Kitchen”  by Christine Chin.

“The Sentient Kitchen” by Christine Chin.

     Christine Chin considers the evolution of what we eat and how we interact with our food through alarming and sometimes grotesque photo-based artworks and videos. Chin’s current project, “The Sentient Kitchen” has been the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship as well as had her work in Juxtapoz Magazine, including galleries throughout the US and Internationally.

     Photojournalist, wedding and documentary photographer, Brady Dillsworth has recently turned his attention toward documenting one of Rochester’s most important issues of food security and his portraits on view include families who are struggling with food shortages.

     Tatiana Kronberg works in various media, often mixing complex traditions and rituals. Featured is Kronberg’s satirical and icky Cooking Chanel video and photographs.

From Andrzej Maciejewski's  Garden of Eden series.

From Andrzej Maciejewski’s Garden of Eden series.

     Photography by Andrzej Maciejewski explores our complex relationship with nature, our reverence for all things ‘natural’ and our attempt to control anything wild. Eat It includes 8 photographs from his Garden of Eden series, which re-presents traditionally styled still life scenes with a subtle, contemporary twist. 

     Spurse is a national research and design collaborative that catalyzes critical issues into collective action. For this exhibit, they will build upon their project, “Eat Your Sidewalk” through “The Civil Appetites”, an installation and experimental dinner event aimed at exploring future food ways, community and sense of place in Rochester.

MORE DETAILS:  Call 585. 461.2222 or www.rochestercontemporary.org.

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