Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community Through Art
The Gallery at Penn College
Aug. 13, 2023 - Oct. 8, 2023
More than 35 million people in the United States are food insecure, but contemporary issues preventing equitable access to food are extremely complex. Food Justice: Growing a Healthier Community through Art critically explores the human issues that can shape and influence positive change in food security.
Featuring 18 works by 15 contemporary craft artists, Food Justice offers the opportunity to visualize and explore the dimensions of national and regional food systems and the advocacy critically important for social change and community well-being. Because of the visionary, poetic, and transformative potential of art, visitors will see, feel, and understand the issues of food insecurity in new and meaningful ways and be moved to become part of the solution.
The show highlights a variety of techniques and forms that include innovative art expressions rooted in traditional craft materials, such as glass, wood, fiber, clay and metals, while exploring relationships with photography, installation art, print making, sculpture and plants. Participating artists include Gavin Benjamin, Jason Forck, George Bowes, Joan Iversen Goswell, Holly Hanessian, Michael Austin Diaz, Stefanie Herr, Amos Kennedy, Patty Kennedy-Zafred, Anna Metcalfe, Xena Ni, Mollie Ruskin, Jeff Schmuki, Wendy Deschene and Michael Logan Woodle.
This exhibition was organized by Contemporary Craft, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.