You have from right now until August 2012 to make sure and check out "The Art of Cooking," a new food-and-art themed exhibit taking place at Royal/T in Culver City, CA. Curated by Hanne Mugaas, whose has worked with notables like the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York and the Moving Image Archive of Contemporary Art Tokyo (MIACA), the exhibit will celebrate all that is humorous and pleasurable about the act of eating. Which, it turns out, is quite the party. Contributions come from an array of globally-based artists, and all feature food as a central medium through which to explore, celebrate, and (sometimes) criticize our cultural obsession with eating.
Of particular interest: Viktor Kopp's geometrical paintings of chocolate bars, Josh Blackwell's sculptural take on disposable plastic grocery bags, and Scott Reeder's abstract paintings made from spaghett. Hanne Mugaas explains that the overall impact is to celebrate food in all its forms, "no matter if it is a gourmet meal, a donut, or a slice of toast with marmalade."
Full details, as well as a complete list of featured artists, are available on her website.