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Menu: Edible Elements of Art

May 12 – June 3, 2006
Curated by Leslie M. Riches
Opening Reception: Thursday, May 11, 6:00 – 9:00 PM

Menu: Edible Elements of Art (Invitational)

Food is an explosive subject. Our society has such a food surfeit that eating choices have come to involve politics, morals, and popular trends over simply what is available. Social and economic factors have resulted in a population of overweight poor—junk food being cheaper and more readily available in urban centers than nutritious foods. Religious factors influence food choices and preparation. Even what is accepted as a food item differs from culture to culture.

There are many parts of the world where food destitution makes the use of edibles in artworks impossible, if not unthinkable.

At the same time, food is beautiful, colorful—pleasant to the eye and sensual to experience.

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