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Consuming Passion: Food As Metaphor in Art

There is an inexplicable link between art and food – one that spans cultures, time and place. Throughout the centuries, artists have been attracted to food as a subject and often used it metaphorically: water represented sustenance of life, pomegranates, hope and eternal life; and, the still lifes of the Dutch masters, so gloriously overflowing with fruit, game, fish and fowl, symbolized the abundance of Holland’s thriving economy in the 17th century.

Contemporary artists are still drawn to food as subject matter. “Consuming Passion: Food as Metaphor in Art” brings together artists who work in a variety of media and materials - including edible ones – to express a range of intentions. Some artists use food imagery as a metaphor for human relations and society’s challenges, others to celebrate memory, while others delve into the complexities of the structure of food itself – exploring line, color, pattern and space.

Concord Art Association is pleased to present the work of the thirteen artists in this exhibit:
Niels Burger
David Frazer
Judith Klausner
Elizabeth Kostojohn
Hannah Perrine Mode
Judith Motzkin
Joyce Utting Schutter
Tara Sellios
Elizabeth Slayton
Judith Solomon
Jessica Straus
Kathleen Volp
Sue Yang

What:
Exhibit: Consuming Passion: Food as Metaphor in Art

When:
October 18-November 18, 2012
Opening Reception: Thursday, October 18, 6:00-8:00pm

Where:
Concord Art Association
37 Lexington Road
Concord, MA 01742
978-369-2578
http://www.concordart.org
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday 10-4:30pm; Sunday noon-4:00pm
Free and open to the public
MBTA Commuter Rail: 90 Thoreau Street Station

by S. C.
21 september 2012, World News > Europe

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