Thursday, August 1, 2013

Ponder Food as Love at Loyola University

March 14 through April 13, 2013

Installation - Ponder Food As Love

Reception: Thursday, March 14  5 – 6:30 PM
Artists talk and walk through 7:00pm
Ponder Food as Love.  Contemplate the pleasures, tensions and insistent dramas of nourishment.

 Photographic collaborators Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman investigate of the physical and emotional energy that flows through the preparation and sharing of food. It is through these exchanges that we find sustenance. The the earthbound and the sublime coalesce in the tasks of nurturing. The body becomes serving plate, altar, banquet and booty – it is offered and is feasted upon. The line between serving and self dissolves.

Ciurej and Lochman collaborate on photographic projects that address the confluence of history, myth and popular culture. Their collaborative practice developed from their work as students at the Institute of Design/Illinois Institute of Technology and in Chicago's alternative art scene. They have been exhibiting work since 1980 and are in public and private collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago History Museum, Walker Art Center and Milwaukee Art Museum. Their work was selected for Critical Mass, included in Review Santa Fe 100, and recently exhibited at Schneider Gallery (Chicago) and The Portrait Society Gallery (Milwaukee). Ciurej is a photographer/graphic designer in Chicago. Lochman is a Milwaukee-based photographer and Senior Lecturer at the University of Wisconsin. 

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