Edible Matters

2.

Political Economy On The Table

May 9 – May 30, 2014

 

Jessica Fuquay
Stephan Groß
Adam Jahnke
Jane Lawson
Trevor Mahovsky
Kathleen Reichelt
Jorge Mañes Rubio
Rhonda Weppler

 
 
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Untitled, 2013, Installation

Jessica Fuquay is an artist and writer who explores the construction of cultural identity within the contemporary context of globalization and transnational capitalism. Her work aims to expose fallacies of signification, deconstructing the aesthetic and communicative strategies that enable those in power to keep certain communities invisible. She mines cultural artifacts in order to question how visual culture is generated, critiquing the aesthetic practices of history that become normalized as truth.

Any chance collision and I light up in the dark

Any chance collision and I light up in the dark, Photo Collage

Stephan Groß’s two-part photo collage stems from the confrontation of heterogeneous atmospheres, gestures, representation methods and perspectives. The result is the illusion of a homogeneous image space that emphasizes analogies and transitions. Stephan Groß is living and working in Berlin. His works deal with the artistic transformation of print media, concrete poetry and installation.

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Untitled, Photography

Shot over the span of five years, Adam Jahnke’s photographs explore and question human process and behavior in relation to industrialized food production. Created with the intention of understanding and exploring human psychology within the realms of domestication and natural selection, the images seek to inspire thought that reaches beyond the contemporary conclusions that surround the issues relating to our natural environment. Adam Jahnke is based out of Los Angeles.

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The Wealth of Nations: Residue, 2013, Digital Print

In this exhibition, Jane Lawson explores different ways of detoxifying neoliberalism, using oyster mushrooms to consume influential texts such as Adam Smith’s The Wealth Of Nation, Friedrich Hayeks The Road to Serfdom, and Milton Friedman’s Capitalism and Freedom. According to the artist, “Food isn’t just food, especially when it’s a mushroom. In particular, oyster mushrooms (pleurotus ostreatus) can break down petrochemicals, absorb heavy metals such as cadmium and clean up E. coli and Staphylococcus aureus; they also have antibacterial, antiviral and antimicrobial properties. This makes them an ideal candidate for cleaning up the global financial system.” Lawson lives and works in Manchester, UK.

Donuts, 2013

Kathleen Reichelt is a multidisciplinary artist based in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Her work explores patterns and symbols unintentionally produced and repeated in our daily lives, as the gestures and signifiers we attach meaning to. In locating patterns in every day items, places and schedules, she reconstruct them to form a fiction, communicating with the language the materials offer, in a playful manner.

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Fried Chicken Street Light Series, 2008

Jorge Mañes Rubio is a Spanish artist based in Amsterdam. His work explores invisible or forgotten places, creating artworks that reimagine and revive these sites as attention-worthy destinations. His practice revolves around site specific political-social interventions, creating small objects, immersive narratives and impressive installations.

All Night Convenience (abridged), 2012

Working both collaboratively and independently, Rhonda Weppler and Trevor Mahovsky explore still life as subject matter and the flux and flow of objects that make up the details of the world. Drawing from Pop Art, Minimalism and Process Art, their sculptures, photographs and installations are an examination of things as a reflection of history, commerce, and culture.
 
 
 
 

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