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.