Saturday, June 4, 2016

Exhibition - Eat This: A Socially Conscious Food-art Exhibit


Gallery 51 - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts

MCLA Student-Curated Exhibition  March 26 - April 26. 2015  

Opening Reception: March 26, 5-7p

375 Church Street 
North Adams, MA 01247 
photographs by artists Jon FeinsteinBarbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman

Eat This was organized by MCLA’s Advanced Museum Studies class, taught by Laura Thompson, director of education and curator of Kidspace at MASS MoCA. 
The class determined the exhibition should address issues surrounding food are complex, and not necessarily black and white. Students created an exhibit that would bring attention to the eating habits of most Americans. Poor food choices, stress, lack of access, finances and access healthy eating choices, various diet options, marketing and packaging of food, and the food industrial complex were all topics of classroom discussions.
Jon Feinsein, 23 grams from the series, Fast Food
"Feinstein scans fast food --  hamburgers, French fries and chicken nuggets -- titling them after the number of grams of fat they contain. His work investigates the love/hate relationships that Americans have with fast food."

Fruit Loops Landscape, from the series, Processed Views

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