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    Consuming Passion: Food As Metaphor in Art

    Presented by at Concord Art Association

    October 18 - November 18, 2012


    Consuming Passion: Food As Metaphor in Art

    Opening reception: Thursday, October 18, 6-8:00pm

    There is an intimate link between art and food – one that spans cultures, time and place. Throughout the centuries, artists have been attracted to food as a subject and often used it metaphorically: water represented sustenance of life, pomegranates, hope and eternal life; and, the still lifes of the Dutch masters, so gloriously overflowing with fruit, game, fish and fowl, symbolized the abundance of Holland’s thriving economy in the 17th century.

    Contemporary artists are still drawn to food as subject matter. “Consuming Passion: Food as Metaphor in Art” brings together 13 artists who work in a variety of media and materials - including edible ones – to express a range of intentions. Some artists use food imagery as a metaphor for human relations and society’s challenges, others to celebrate memory, while others delve into the complexities of the structure of food itself – exploring line, color, pattern and space.

    Concord Art Association is pleased to present the work of the thirteen artists in this exhibit:
    Niels Burger
    David Frazer
    Judith Klausner
    Elizabeth Kostojohn
    Hannah Perrine Mode
    Judith Motzkin
    Joyce Utting Schutter
    Tara Sellios
    Elizabeth Slayton
    Judith Solomon
    Jessica Straus
    Kathleen Volp
    Sue Yang

    Related programming:
    Sara Moulton, chef, cookbook author and TV personality, will be speaking at Concord Art Association on Sunday, November 18 at 2:00pm. Visit our for updated information.

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