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Kathleen Elliot: Questionable Foods

October 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am - December 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm

Questionable Foods In “Questionable Foods,” Kathleen Elliot still makes some use of glass but combines and juxtaposes her own flameworked structures and more manufactured-looking commissioned vessels with contemporary food packaging to explore some of the ways in which we are manipulated into consuming physically unhealthy and environmentally harmful products. The more recent series, Elliot again makes use of glass but incorporates collage elements to address the developed world’s problematic relationship with nutrition and the political and economic manipulation that surrounds and shapes it. Using gaudily designed packaging from cereal, candy, and other products, she questions the promise of independence, flexibility, and fun they hold out. What, she asks, are the physical and societal costs of accepting commercial hype and prioritizing convenience over lasting health? “Questionable Foods” collages and constructions made partly or entirely from packaging, become a tool for piercing the field of hyperbole and manipulation that surrounds the relentless marketing of food as a commercial product.

Details

Start:
October 29, 2020 @ 8:00 am
End:
December 14, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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Organizer

Katharine T. Carter & Associates
Phone:
518-758-8130
Email:
ktc@ktcassoc.com
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Artists
Kathleen Elliot
Artwork Medium
Sculpture

Venue

Appalachian Center for Craft
1560 Craft Center Drive
Smithville, TN 37166 United States
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Phone:
(931) 372-3051
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