In Good Taste
|When||20 May 2021 - 10 Jul 2021|
242 West 22nd Street
New York, NY 10011
Dinner Gallery, formerly VICTORI + MO, is proud to present In Good Taste, a group exhibition by 18 artists, exploring the evolution of food within art history and the significant role it plays both physically and metaphorically in our daily lives. This show opens May 20th and will remain on view through July 10th, with an opening reception on Thursday, May 20th from 4 – 8pm.
In addition to being a source of nourishment, food has been a constant subject of interest to artists throughout art history. The multidimensional ways in which food has been represented allows for a cross-cultural examination that transcends generations and styles. Still-lifes of feasts and fruits have been used to reference class and wealth as well as life and death, while also exploring aspects of religion, mythology and ideology. The artists in In Good Taste continue in this tradition of art history while creating food-related work through a modern lens.
The artists in this exhibition use depictions of food in a myriad of ways that document important aspects of daily life through representations of cultural identity and tradition, while also addressing larger social issues such as gender, sexuality, consumerism and waste. Each artist transforms the meaning of food into their own aesthetic and conceptual language.
While In Good Taste celebrates food, Dinner Gallery acknowledges not every American has access to food as a basic human need for survival. Dinner Gallery will be donating a portion of sales to God’s Love We Deliver, an organization that provides nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves. In addition, the gallery will be organizing volunteer opportunities for those who wish to give back to the community.
Featured Artists: Katherine Yaochen Du, Nicole Dyer, Sam Fayed, Samantha Joy Groff, Kirk Henriques, Jack Herzog, Eric Hibit, Christina Yuna Ko, Gracelee Lawrence, Karen Lederer, Azikiwe Mohammed, Joe Nanashe, Keisha Prioleau-Martin, Risa Puno, Walter Robinson, Stephanie H. Shih, Kate Stone, Yen Yen
Details on volunteer opportunities will be shared on our Instagram @dinnergallery and on our website. Additional resources on food insecurity and ways to help will be listed in the Do More section of the website. We will also be collecting non-perishable food items at the gallery to be donated to our local Chelsea Fridge + Cupboard.
About God’s Love We Deliver
God’s Love We Deliver cooks and home-delivers nutritious, medically tailored meals for people too sick to shop or cook for themselves. Founded in 1985 as a response to the AIDS pandemic, we now serve people living with more than 200 different diagnoses. To support the health and well-being of our clients, we provide ongoing nutrition assessment, education, and counseling, and advocate for food and nutrition support. God’s Love is a non-sectarian organization serving individuals living with illness, and their children and caregivers. With a community of thousands of volunteers, we will home-deliver more than 2.5 million medically tailored meals to more than 10,000 individuals this year. All services are free to clients and full of love. For more information, visit godslovewedeliver.org. Follow God’s Love on Facebook (@godslovewedeliver), Twitter(@godslovenyc), Instagram (@godslovenyc) and TikTok (@godslovenyc).
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Image courtesy of the event organizer.