The Art of Food exhibition at Oklahoma Contemporary is an exceptional showcase of 100 objects by 36 artists highlighting the themes of food and its relationship to agriculture, food production, and family. The University of Arizona Art Museum and Olivia Miller organized the exhibition and featured works from the Jordan Schnitzer and his family foundation collection. The themes present in the show are relatable to everyone as they center around food and the meaning it holds in our lives.
The exhibition is divided into seven sections, each delving deeper into the themes of food and its connection to our lives. Visitors can expect to see works from renowned 20th-century artists and up-and-coming 21st-century artists. Katherine Ace, Neal Ambrose-Smith, Chris Antemann, John Baldessari, Joseph Beuys, Enrique Chagoya, Corwin Clairmont, Warrington Colescott, Robert Cottingham, Abraham Cruzvillegas, Richard Estes, David Gilhooly, Robert Gober, Red Grooms, Damien Hirst, David Hockney, Jenny Holzer, Malia Jensen, Jasper Johns, Alex Katz, Ellsworth Kelly, Roy Lichtenstein, Hung Liu, Bruce Nauman, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Rauschenberg, Ed Ruscha, Alison Saar, Analia Saban, Jonathan Seliger, Lorna Simpson, Donald Sultan, Wayne Thiebaud, Andy Warhol, Rachel Whiteread, and Sherrie Wolf are artists featured in this show.
Watch my video tour with Director Jeremiah Matthew Davis, who provides an overview of the exhibition and shares detailed discussions on artworks by Chris Anteman, Enrique Chagoya, Andy Warhol, and Ed Ruscha.
The Art of Food provides a unique and thought-provoking look into the relationship between food and art. Whether you are an art lover or simply interested in food and its impact on society, this exhibition will surely be a memorable and educational experience.
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