April 4, 2013 - May 12, 2013
Eat It presents the works of artists and collectives who explore food and consumption from very different angles. Eat It continues a new series of exhibitions focusing on national and local artists who document our most pressing current issues and explore the topics that shape our world today. Works by Stefani Bardin, Christine Chin, The Counter Kitchen (Stefani Bardin & Brooke Singer), Brady Dillsworth, Tatiana Kronberg, Andrzej Maciejewski, and Spurse are featured.
About the Artists
Stefani Bardin's (New York, NY) video and performance artworks explore our understanding of food ingredients & chemicals, food production at the intersection of art, technology, science, community, and dining. Bardin works both solo and in collaboration with other artists. She has been a resident at Eyebeam Art + Technology Center in New York, a fellow at TEDx Manhattan, and has exhibited and screened her work at numerous galleries and art centers. Eat It includes the video Market Research, by The Counter Kitchen, a collaboration between Brooke Singer and Stefani Bardin.
Christine Chin (Geneva, NY) considers the evolution of what we eat and how we interact with our food through alarming, and sometimes grotesque, photo-based artworks and videos. Eat It features works from Chin's current project The Sentient Kitchen. Chin has been the recipient of a Fulbright Fellowship, and presented her work in Juxtapoz Magazine and galleries throughout the US and internationally.
Brady Dillsworth (Rochester, NY) has worked as a photojournalist, wedding photographer, and documentary photographer for over 10 years. Dillsworth has recently turned his attention toward documenting one of Rochester's most important issues: food security. Eat It includes Dillsworth's portraits of families who are struggling with food shortages.
Tatiana Kronberg (New York, NY) works in various media, often bringing together figments of complex traditions and rituals. Eat It features Kronberg's satirical and icky Cooking Channel video and photographs. Kronberg has been artist-in-residence at Banff Centre in Alberta, Canada. Her work has been exhibited at Family Business Gallery and SmartSpaces in New York, NY and Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens, NY.
Andrzej Maciejewski (Ontario, Canada) is a photographer whose work explores our complex relationship with nature, our reverence for all things 'natural,' and our attempt to control anything wild. Maciejewski's work has been widely exhibited internationally including at the Christensen Center Art Gallery (Minneapolis, MN), Foto-Art Gallery (Poland), and the National Museum of Photography (Norway). Eat It includes 8 photographs from his Garden of Eden series, which re-presents traditionally styled still life scenes with a subtle, contemporary twist.
Spurse is a national research and design collaborative that catalyzes critical issues into collective action. Spurse has designed and organized numerous public events and exhibitions that bring together diverse stakeholders, contributing to national and international exhibitions including BMW Guggenheim Lab, Experimental Geography. In Eat It, Spurse builds upon their project Eat Your Sidewalk, an experimental dinner event and installation (The Civil Appetites) aimed at exploring future food ways, community, and sense of place in Rochester, NY.