Long Island Community Arts Calendar
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Nassau County Museum of Art presents Feast for the Eyes
August 26, 2016| 4$
Feast for the Eyes, guest curated by Franklin Hill Perrell, explores how food has always inspired artists. Drawn from a wide variety of media, the exhibition offers viewers eclectic portrayals of food, restaurants, cafés, shops, parties and table decorations. Included are luscious depictions of food by artists such as Ben Schonzeit and Wayne Thiebaud, Berenice Abbott’s photographs of food-related sights in New York; Judith Leiber’s fabulous jeweled evening bags in fruit and vegetable shapes; as well as Al Hirschfeld’s famed Broadway restaurant and celebrity drawings and humorous cartoons on food and eating by The New Yorker’s Roz Chast. Other major artists in the exhibition are William Merritt Chase, Andy Warhol, Audrey Flack, Henri Matisse, George Grosz, Claes Oldenberg, Roy Lichtenstein and Cindy Sherman, among others. Among the Long Island artists represented in Feast for the Eyes are Frank Olt, Susan Cushing, Richard Gachot, Bruce Lieberman, Christian White and Joe Szabo.