Food is focus of ‘Consumed’ exhibit in BGSU art galleries


BOWLING GREEN, O.—“Consumed: Nourishment and Indulgence,” an exhibit concerned with the issues, attitudes and associations that food creates and symbolizes, will debut Sept. 6 in Bowling Green State University’s Fine Arts Center.

Free and open to the public, the show will be on display in the Willard Wankelman Gallery from Sept. 6 to Oct. 9. Gallery hours are 1-4 p.m., Tuesday through Saturday, 6-9 p.m. Thursdays, and 1-4 p.m. Sundays.

Artists participating in the event include: Michael Burton and Michiko Nitta, Oron Catts and Ionat Zurr, Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman, Sue Coe, Sayaka Ganz, Jeph Gurecka, Mary Ellen Johnson, Judith Klausner, Katharine Kuharic, Monika Malewska, Portia Munson, Debra Priestly, Tara Sellios, Dennis Wojtkiewicz and April Wood.

The curators for the exhibition are Jacqueline Nathan, BGSU galleries director; Marce Dupay, an instructor in the School of Art, and Wynn Perry, gallery manager for Owens Community College’s Walter E. Terhune Gallery.

In conjunction with the exhibit, the BGSU Fine Arts Center Galleries will host a number of free educational events, beginning Sept. 13 with an ARTalk by Sue Coe, an author and artist in the exhibition whose work deals with the exploitation of animals. Her talk will begin at 7 p.m. in 204 Fine Arts Center, and will be followed by a reception for the artist.

The events will also include Sunday Munch, a series of films about food at 4 p.m. on Sept. 15, 22 and 29 in 1101 Fine Arts Center. Screened will be the Academy Award-nominated film “The Garden,” Morgan Spurlock’s “Supersize Me” and Michael Pollan and Eric Schlosser’s “Food, Inc.

Dr. Cynthia Baron, a BGSU associate professor of theater and film, will host an ARTalk titled “Watch What You Eat: Food Documentaries and the Counter-Cuisine Movement,” at 3 p.m. on Sept. 15, immediately before the first film, “The Garden,” in 1101 Fine Arts Center.

Debra Priestly, whose work in the exhibition focuses on the way common rituals such as the preparation and consumption of food can inspire a dialogue, will present an ARTalk at 5 p.m. on Sept. 16 in 204 Fine Arts Center.

In addition, alumni of BGSU’s graphic design program will exhibit responses to the topic of food in a display curated by BGSU design faculty member Jenn Stucker in the gallery lobby cases.

For more information about the exhibition, visit the BGSU Galleries website at www.gallery.bgsu.edu.

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(Posted August 19, 2013 )