Off Menu: Contemporary Art About Food, 12 - 5 pm
- Date: 10/11/2019 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
- Location: Bedford Gallery
1601 Civic Drive
Walnut Creek, California 94596
Off Menu: Contemporary Art About Food
October 6 – December 15, 2019
For centuries, artists have used food in their work to define global cultures, traditions and lifestyles. From luxurious still life Renaissance paintings to Pop Art, food tells the story of how we live and what motivates us. Celebrated with passion, humor and irony, food art genres range from surreal to hyperreal. And it’s not all swirls and sprinkles; throughout history, artists have used depictions of food to address issues of family, nutrition, and social concerns such as famine and politics. Off Menu is anchored by a traveling exhibition titled Les Diners de Gala, comprised of twelve fine art prints by Salvador Dalí. Featuring an international roster of artists who work in a range of media to depict the objects of our culinary desire, the exhibition contains a healthy portion of aesthetic sustenance!
Artists include: Salvador Dalí, Wayne Thiebaud, Kenny Scharf, Ed Bing Lee, Cara Brown, Christopher Chiappa, Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman, Sharon Core, Jennifer Coates, Guy Diehl, Emily Eveleth, Jenne Giles, Derrick Guild, Valerie Hegarty, Eric Hibit, Richard Hickam, Sam Kaplan, Jae Yong Kim, Tamara Kostianovsky, Jenna Kuiper, Roni Landa, Joanne Leonard, Judith Linhares, Raoul Middleman, Victoria Mimiaga, Minimiam, James Ostrer, Spenser Jordan Palmer, Martha Rich, Martin Roller, Ruth Santee, Beverly Shipko, Lucy Stark, Denise Stewart-Sanabria, MyersBerg Studio, Jeanne Vadeboncoeur, Camila Valdez, Dennis Wojtkiewicz.