Opening Reception: June 7, 2019, 7pm
Featuring photographs from across fine art, fashion, photojournalism, social networking, and advertising, Feast for the Eyes is an international survey that delights in the most ordinary of subjects. This exhibition covers the rich history of how food has been photographed and invites the viewer through three dynamic themes to investigate food’s complexity of form and meaning.
Things "R" Queer ushers in new cycles of art and food photography by embracing one of the latest iterations of visual culture, Instagram, as its initial platform for circulation. Taking the trope of food porn on social media as his prompt, Maida crafts subversive tableaux with purposeful doses of Pop Art humor, advertising gloss, and Japanese kawaii and then photographs his colorful sculptures in a matter-of-fact, documentary-style. His images, which are historically “straight” in their aesthetics and lack of manipulation, are undoubtedly queer in their campy visualization of a fantasy-cum-critique of contemporary material culture.