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Art: Multimedia

Good Enough To Eat: The Fusion of Food and Craft

When

Nov 17, 2012 – June 22, 2013

Thursdays–Sundays (noon–6pm)

Where

The Craft in America Study Center Study Center

8415 West Third Street

Price

Free

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The Craft in America Study Center Study Center says…

On February 2, 2013 the Craft in America Study Center will proudly continue its three-part exhibition focusing on the intersection of contemporary craft and food, Good Enough to Eat: the Fusion of Food and Craft. These shows will explore work by innovators who are redefining craft and the new role that it serves in our increasingly food-centric culture. Food is on our minds, saturating popular culture like never before and providing artists with endless inspiration. The second portion of the exhibition, Food as Subject for Craft, will feature work by artists who deal with edible subject matter in their creations, through visual depiction or conceptual reference. While much craft evolved from the purpose of aiding in food preparation or presentation, now artists are using craft for more expressive and sculptural purposes. Among the selected artists, glass maestra Beth Lipman brings the still life into three-dimensions with bountiful sculptures that appear frozen in time. Sienna DeGovia explores issues of superficiality and overindulgence through polymer sculptures of candy and other hyper-saccharinated treats. Dealing with memory and the meaning of home, Jennifer Halvorson uses objects associated with the kitchen as elements in her poetic assemblages. In their gifted hands, what we eat and drink is a launching point for crafting narratives with deeper associations and meaning. Exhibiting artists include: Eric Boos, Sienna DeGovia, Jennifer Halvorson, Candace Kling, Beth Lipman, Norm Sartorius, Peter Schilling, Peter Shire, and Laura Wood.