Day: September 13, 2016

Feasting on the Art of Party Food

Feast for the Eyes: Art Inspired by Food and Dining
Nassau County Museum of Art
Through November 6, 2016

By Franklin Hill Perrell, Artful Circle

Let’s talk about the three essential food groups: pizza, spaghetti, and hot dogs.

When people get together for a party, caution is often thrown to the wind, and whether in a city loft (Janet Fish), outdoor picnic (Philip Pearlstein), fun food and lots of animated chat is essential. And naturally, the subject makes for great narrative art. Read More

Dana Sherwood: Art and the Ecosystem

Feast for the Eyes: Art Inspired by Food and  Dining
Nassau County Museum of Art
Through November 6, 2016

 

dsc_0053In 2015, artist and former baker, Dana Sherwood hosted her own unique brand of dinner party. Her mission was not to throw the typical catered affair, but to show the impact of food on both man and wild animal, and to illustrate the concept of “Anthropocene,” a controversial term that challenges the destructive role humans play in the destabilization of nature. Read More

Feast for the Eyes: Art Inspired by Food and Dining

Nassau County Museum of Art
Through November 6, 2016

By Franklin Hill Perrell, Artful Circle

Artists since Caravaggio and Rembrandt have needed to paint something that doesn’t move, and that’s also a cheap model. Still life affords artists endless visual interest, and if its food, after the painting session concludes, the artist can eat the subject. Read More

Abstract Figuration: Ben Schonzeit

On view at the Nassau County Museum of Art
Through November 6, 2016

By Debbie Wells, Artful Circle

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Born in Brooklyn in 1942, Ben Schonzeit fondly remembers his childhood days consisting of idyllic times and the familiar objects that filled his home. There, the pint-sized boy child prodigy amazed the neighborhood with his relentless interest in art. When he graduated from the prestigious Cooper Union in New York City, at that time, Abstract Expressionism was the newest trend and he was thrilled to be in Manhattan—the stomping grounds of the greats of the time, like Mark Rothko, Willem de Kooning and Barnett Newman. Read More