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FOODshed at SmackMellon June 7 – July 27.

Hi everyone,
I am so happy to be in this group show at SmackMellon Gallery in DUMBO. I’ll be showing two videos from my project This Little Piggy and my new artist book for iPad, Sour Cherries 2012, a compilation of my cherry pie diary from 2012. The ibook will be available via the iBookstore sometime next week.
…And yes, cherry pie season begins around the first week of July, so stay tuned for that!
I hope to see you at the opening.
Best,
Elaine

FOODshed: Art and Agriculture in Action
An exhibition of upstate/downstate NY artists who work

with food and agriculture

Artists’ reception: Saturday, June 7, 5pm-8pm

FOODshed: Art and Agriculture in Action
An exhibition of upstate/downstate NY artists who work with food and agricultureCurated by Amy Lipton

Joan Bankemper/Black Meadow Barn; Joy Garnett; Habitat For Artists Collective (Simon Draper, Michael Asbill, Carmen Acuna, Dan McGinley, Brandon Cruz, Jessica Poser, Lisa Breznak and Sean Corcoran);
Natalie Jeremijenko; Kristyna and Marek Milde; Peter Nadin/
Old Field Farm; Leila Nadir + Cary Peppermint (EcoArtTech);
Andrea Reynosa, Brooklyn Grange and Alloy; Bonnie Ora Sherk;
Jenna Spevack; Susan Leibovitz Steinman/Mona Talbott;
Tattfoo Tan; Elaine Tin Nyo; Linda Weintraub
Exhibition Dates: June 7 to July 27, 2014
Artists’ reception: Saturday, June 7, 5pm-8pm
FOODshed: Agriculture and Art in Action focuses on sustainable agriculture, entrepreneurship, and artists’ use of food as subject matter or medium. The exhibition and programming include 14 exhibiting artists in the gallery at Smack Mellon, 3 public projects in the nearby DUMBO community, and public workshops in collaboration with the artists in the exhibition. The gallery exhibition features artworks and inventive projects around agriculture and food that address farming as both activism and art form. Many of the artists in this exhibition are known for bringing community-specific issues into their work and are exploring the real-world implications of small-scale farming and raising community awareness about our food systems. Their varied practices include growing food, cooking food, raising animals for food, and engaging communities around local food production as well as instigating new artist-based economies.The artists working in New York State today in the realm of food and farming coincide with a larger cultural awakening regarding the ills of our present system, such as the distances food travels to supermarket shelves and the effects of shipping and transport on climate change. Brooklyn has become the epicenter for food activism and culinary explorations. Artists have joined food activists in focusing on environmental problems such as lack of biodiversity in mono-cultural farms, the loss of top soil and nutrient-poor soil, the abuse and poor conditions of feedlot and factory raised animals, the conversion of farmland into housing, and the waste of un-harvested crops. Artists are now farming not only to raise their own food in order to become self-reliant and to eat more healthily, but also to offer alternative and sustainable approaches within their local communities.

For the artists in FOODshed, the acts of cultivation, growing, and by implication educating have evolved to a deeper level of activism where the boundaries of real world and art completely disappear. Their projects present new paradigms regarding the growing, production, distribution and consumption of food. The artists in this exhibition advocate for an organic, regional and local approach, which they are manifesting in their own lives.

Click here for more info.

 

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Written by etinnyo

June 3, 2014 at 5:02 pm

Posted in Art, New York, News, Pie

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