GATHER: Food & Art with Jennifer Rubell l August 10, 2016 @ Featherstone Center for the Arts
GATHER: Food & Art
Speaker & Pop Up Dinner Series
August 10, 2016
Food can be the centerpiece of celebrations, a tool of war, fuel for life, and perhaps the path to salvation for both the self and for humanity. What about food as art?
Combining and transforming materials is an essential part of any artistic medium, so it seems only natural that food existing as an object – as a party spectacle, poem, cookbook, or meal – could be classified as art.
At GATHER, we are privileged and delighted to present “An Evening of Food & Art with Artist Jennifer Rubell.”
Jennifer Rubell is an internationally-renowned artist who creates participatory artwork that is a hybrid of performance art, installation, sculpture, and happenings. Her trademark work employs food and drink as the medium, exploring them as they exist as objects, inviting and violating the boundary of viewing. The pieces are often staggering in scale and sensually arresting – one ton of ribs with honey dripping on them from the ceiling, 2,000 hard-boiled eggs with a pile of latex gloves nearby to pick them up, and 1,521 donuts hanging on a freestanding wall.
Come behind the scenes and learn how her fascination with eating, dining, and hosting led to her now-famous breakfast installation at Miami’s Art Basel as part of the Rubell Family Collection.
In a food-based creation, Ms. Rubell used bread, butter, and a couple about to be married as her media, transforming a simple act of cutting and buttering bread into a poetic exploration of repetition and devotion.GATHER’s unique evening with Jennifer Rubell will include a Q&A moderated by musician and artist Sally Taylor
Ms. Taylor is the founder of Consenses, a creative forum that has engaged artists from around the world, of every medium and genre, and brought them together by asking them to interpret one another’s artwork and express it in their own medium. The Q&A with Jennifer Rubell and Sally Taylor will be followed by spoken word pieces performed by local artists, who will provide bold new insights into how you relate to the foods you love, or indeed hate.
Dinner Pop-Up: “The Five Tastes”
Umami, sweetness, sourness, bitterness, and saltiness. Our communal feast will unfold in a leisurely culinary narrative that explores these five tastes – with food sourced from right outside our door.
Like art, food is a genuine passion that people enjoy sharing with friends. So come sit, relax, and experience a memorable four-course meal prepared by Blue Crab Kitchen. Showcased will be local meats, shellfish, produce, provisions, and unique foodie gems, accompanied by special pours by Monterey Vineyards.