Food for Thought

  • Jun 21, 2014 – Aug 24, 2014
  • The Leah Louise B. Tannenbaum Gallery, The Louise D. and Herbert S. Falk, Sr. Gallery
Ori Gersht, "Pomegranate: Of Balance", 2006, LVT print mounted on
aluminum, 15 ¾ x 19 5/8 in. Collection of Elizabeth and Michael Marcus,
Winchester, MA.

Emily Eveleth, Fallen Fruit, Ori Gersht, Laura Letinsky, Denis Villeneuve

Food for Thought explores the use of food as a conceptual and formal tool in contemporary art. From monumental paintings of jelly donuts to highly aestheticized photographs of leftovers, the works in this exhibition reveal how artists transport the art historical tradition of still life painting into new territory by using food to explore contemporary issues and social concerns. 

Some of the works are playful and highlight the sharing of food as an opportunity for social interaction, while others navigate the darker associations connected to it as a symbol of excess and waste. The exhibition includes paintings by Emily Eveleth (Boston), a community engagement event orchestrated by Fallen Fruit (David Burns & Austin Young/Los Angeles), photographs by Ori Gersht (Tel Aviv) and Laura Letinsky (Chicago), and a short film by Denis Villeneuve (Montreal).

This project is organized by Xandra Eden, Curator of Exhibitions, in collaboration with Terri Dowell-Dennis, Myra Scott, and Stacy Bloom Rexrode. Food for Thought is supported by a grant from ArtsGreensboro and the Joseph M. Bryan Foundation.

Related programs

Glenwood Recipe Roundup • May-July 2014

10th Annual Summer Solstice Party • Fri Jun 20 @ 6:30pm 

Noon @ the 'Spoon Public Tour • Tue Jul 8 @ 12pm

Film: A Matter of Taste • Thu Jul 10 @ 7pm 

Film: Pressure Cooker • Thu Jul 17 @ 7pm

Film: How to Cook Your Life • Thu Jul 24 @ 7pm

Play with Your Food: Workshop for Educators • July 30 + 31 @ 10am

Support provided by the Greensboro Farmers Curb Market.


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