A Feast for the Eyes

Foodies will want to check out the latest exhibit being hosted at North Vancouver’s Polygon Gallery: Feast for the Eyes, one that explores the rich history of food as one of photography’s most prevalent and enduring subjects.

In an age where sharing images of food has emerged as a unique facet of contemporary culture, Feast for the Eyes offers a look at the timeless ways in which the things we eat shape us and our perceptions of the world.

Polygon Gallery Presents A Feast for the Eyes

Featuring works by some of the most important artists of the past century, the presentation includes Nobuyoshi Araki, Nan Goldin, Rinko Kawauchi, Vik Muniz, Martin Parr, Irving Penn, Ed Ruscha, Cindy Sherman, Stephen Shore, Wolfgang Tillmans, Andy Warhol, Weegee and others.

The exhibition foregrounds their images within a history of artistic, commercial, fashion and science photography, providing an unexpected and remarkable survey of food’s central role in our lives.

Polygon Gallery Presents A Feast for the Eyes

The exhibition is organized around three key themes:

Still Life examines how food is prepared for visual consumption, a long-standing art genre that continues to evolve over time.

Around the Table investigates the social dynamics of eating, calling attention the rituals of cultural identity that unfold around the sharing and providing of food.

Playing with Food observes the role of food in performance and play, infusing food photography with humour and irony.

Complementing the exhibition is a series of artist- and chef-led activities, lectures and culinary events centered on themes of community, nutrition and food sourcing. Visit The Polygon Gallery online for more info.

The Polygon Gallery: A Feast for the Eyes

Dates: Through May 30, Wednesday through Sundays, 10 am to 5 pm, Thursdays to 8 pm (closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)
Address: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Admission: By donation, courtesy of BMO Financial Group

Feast for the Eyes is organized by Aperture Foundation and curated by Susan Bright and Denise Wolff. Top image by Sharon Core, courtesy of the artist and Yancey Richardson Gallery, New York.

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