Sep. 26, 2012

Exhibition examines ecology of food


The artwork "Girl eating ice cream" by Michael Singletary is one of the pieces that explore "The Ecology of Food: Past, Present and Future," in the new exhibit in Brodie Hall, on display through Dec. 5.



A journalist, professors and other artists are examining food issues and its spiritual, emotional and political implications in the upcoming exhibit, "The Ecology of Food: Past, Present and Future."

The exhibit explores artists' responses to the ways our food supply has been impacted by natural changes, genetic engineering, global warming and human action and consists of a variety of media including photography, painting and video.

In addition to the opening reception on Wednesday, Oct. 3, there are weekly Wednesday discussions in the gallery from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m. The exhibition runs through Dec. 5. in the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery in Brodie Hall.

At the opening, Tom Rivers, a Batavia-based author of the book "Farm Hands: Hard work and lessons from Western New York Fields," will present a talk titled "From field to fork, a journalist reports on six months in the fields with farmworkers." Rivers took 13 different farm labor jobs during a summer with no prior experience as part of a series of articles he wrote for The Daily News in Batavia.

Exhibiting artists include Professor of Art Studio Michael Teres. Presenters include: Assistant Professor of Anthropology Jim Aimers and Associate Professor of Anthropology and Chair Rose-Marie Chierici.

  • "The Ecology of Food: Past, Present, Future" is on display in the Bertha V.B. Lederer Gallery, Brodie Hall, Oct. 3 through Dec. 5. There is an opening reception on Wednesday, Oct. 3, from 5 to 7 p.m.