A La Carte: A Visual Exploration of Our Relationship with Food

September 8 - December 12, 2020
Virtual Public Preview: Tuesday, September 8, 6 - 7 pm

RECAP // “A la carte” Exhibition Preview

 

When you think of food, what do you think of? Does the thought of food evoke an emotional response? A memory? A craving? Or does food simply remind you to start planning for dinner? Our relationship with food is, in short, complicated. A La Carte features over 30 nationally and internationally renowned contemporary artists whose work utilizes food to explore relevant contemporary social and cultural issues. These works examine the role of food in advertising, popular culture, nutrition, activism, food disparities, globalization, sexuality, spirituality, worker’s rights, cultural identity, sustainability, and many other topics.

As you navigate this exhibition, consider your own relationship with food. What images stand out to you the most? How much does your own societal circumstance, culture, environment, or location dictate the choices you make concerning food? How do they govern your first impressions when viewing the art in this exhibition?

VIRTUAL TOUR

Follow the arrows to the next piece. The arrows will guide you through the exhibition.


 

FEATURED ARTISTS

  • Bob Adelman
  • Maarten Baas
  • John Baldessari
  • Rick Beck
  • Mike Bouchet
  • Jennifer Coates
  • Sue Coe
  • Chris Cunningham
  • Darryl Curran
  • Bruce Davidson
  • Patty B. Driscoll
  • Nicole Eisenman
  • Emily Eveleth
  • Skylar Fein
  • Frank Fleming
  • Roscoe Hall
  • Henry Hargreaves
  • Paul Kremer
  • Futoshi Miyagi
  • Jiha Moon
  • Andrew Moore
  • Celestia Morgan
  • Margaret Morrison
  • Vik Muniz
  • Christina Nicodema
  • Richard Olney
  • Charo Oquet
  • Sean Raspet
  • Robert Rauschenberg
  • Walter Robinson
  • David Sandlin
  • Cedric Smith
  • Lucy Sparrow
  • Robert von Sternberg
  • Wayne Thiebaud
  • Mose Tolliver
  • Andy Warhol
  • Meg Webster
 



Face to Face Interviews with A la carte artists

Interview with Christina Nicodema

Interview with Christina Nicodema

Christina Nicodema, "Raft of the Medusa", 2019, Oil and archival ink on canvas, 45 x 60 inches. Collection of Drs. A. Brissett and Family ©️ Courtesy of Christina Nicodema and Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art

Interview with Jennifer Coates

Interview with Jennifer Coates

Jennifer Coates, "Bread with Jam", 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 48 by 48 inches. Courtesy of the artist and High Noon Gallery, New York © Jennifer Coates


Interview with Jiha Moon

Interview with Jiha Moon

Jiha Moon, "Genie (Peony)," AP 1, 2019. Lithograph and screenprint with nail decals, 26.75 x 21 inches. Collection of Jan Barrett and Paul Barrett, Jr. ©️ Courtesy of Jiha Moon and Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, FL


Interview with Walter Robinson

Interview with Walter Robinson

Walter Robinson, "Big America," 2014. Acrylic on linen, 12 by 12 inches. Collection of Jeff Bailey and John Lills, New York ©️ Walter Robinson



 

Inside the Arts

Emily Eveleth

LIVE Gallery talk with Emily Eveleth

Emily Eveleth, "Degrees of Artifice", 2016, (detail) Oil on canvas, 80 x 86 inches Courtesy of the artist and Danese/Corey, New York ©️Emily Eveleth

Panel Discussion

Inside The Arts Panel Discussion



 

Outside the Lines

Outside the Lines LIVE ft. Christina Nicodema

Outside the Lines LIVE ft. Christina Nicodema

Christina Nicodema, "Whale", 2020. Oil and archival ink on canvas, 96 by 72 inches. ©️ Courtesy of Christina Nicodema and Nancy Littlejohn Fine Art.

Outside the Lines LIVE ft. Patty B Driscoll

Outside the Lines LIVE ft. Patty B Driscoll

Patty B. Driscoll, "Defiant," 2018, Oil on panel, 20 by 20 inches. Collection of Camille Butrus. © Patty B. Driscoll. Photo Credit: Sheleka Laseter

Outside the Lines LIVE ft. Margaret Morrison

Outside the Lines LIVE ft. Margaret Morrison

Margaret Morrison, "Full Steam Ahead," 2017, Oil on Canvas, 40x60 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Woodward Gallery, NYC ©️ 2020 Margaret Morrison, Courtesy of Woodward Gallery, NYC

 


Installation View A la carte

Special thanks extended to all the artists, galleries, and collectors involved in the exhibition. Thank you to our AEIVA members and all supporters of the UAB Arts, without your support this exhibition and programming would not be possible. Thank you to the Alabama State Council the Arts, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama, Jemison Investment Co., Inc., and Mike and Gillian Goodrich Foundation for their generous support of this exhibition and programs.

Alabama State Council on the Arts
BlueCross BlueShield of Alabama
Mike & Gillian Goodrich Foundation
Jemison Investment Co., Inc.