I'm proud to be showing artwork from my SNACK ATTACK series in Black Earth Gallery's BITEme juried group exhibition. The show opening is Thursday, March 1st from 5-7pm for "First Thursdays Art Night in NewBo." There will also be a BITEme Pop-UP Dinner on March 15, 2018 during the exhibition. The exhibition will be on display through March 31st.
"Food Art for thought. There has been a long history about the relationship between food as art, as sensual, as political. We see food as art everywhere we turn. Food pulls all of our senses to attention immediately. Chefs strive to impress us with every bite being a beautiful and sensual experience. Some of my favorite food inspired movies are, Babette’s Feast and Sideways. My favorite visual food artists are Giuseppe Arcimboldo, still lifes of the Dutch golden age with tables teeming with fruits, ducks and silver platters, Post-Impressionist painter Cezanne, pop artists Wayne Thiebaud and Andy Warhol, political Feminist artists Miriam Schapiro and Judy Chicago and artist Tiberio Simone, just to name a few. This art historical theme and my passion for cooking and food experiences is how the BITEme show developed. So, go ahead, it’s ok to play with your food."
I recorded time lapse video of my latest painting, Brandt 15! I've entered this painting in a contest for Blick employees to have their artwork purchased by Blick's home office.
"Brandt 15" is a late addition to my Snack Attack series of work which explores my relationship with food, advertising, and pop culture. The Brandt 15 is a double cheeseburger with a grilled cheese sandwich in the middle that I once ordered from a pub in college. The absurd sandwich is placed on a pedestal with a gold plaque to commemorate that idiotic moment in time as if it were a historical milestone.
I'm honored to be the first visiting artist of the school year at Willowwind School in Iowa City! A selection of works from my SNACK ATTACK series is currently on display in the lobby of the school. I will also be meeting with students this month to talk about my art and the food imagery that I use in my Snack Attack art series.