PALATE TO PLATE: PRINTS AND RECIPES FROM MEMBERS OF THE BOSTON PRINTMAKERS
Two unrelated exhibitions, one a large collection of works on paper by various artists, the other an intimate group of mixed-media sculptures and paintings by one author, appear to be at variance with each other, but they share a significant conceptual subject: time.
In mood, one exhibition is intoxicating, the other sober. “Palate to Plate” shows us the happy and innocent relationship we have with food in the present moment — the here and now of living. In “Solemnities,” Claudia Flynn’s evocative assemblages remind us of our impermanent status — what was and what remains.
Formally, the methods and media on display achieve expression through chemical-sensitive and laborious applications requiring intensive equipment. These manners of working are controlled communication tools employed to build and conjure up or pull out meaning.
“Palate to Plate” is presented in conjunction with the publication of a cookbook/recipe art book of the same title. Members of the Boston Printmakers were asked to supply an original print work along with a recipe to complement the images’ tone or subject.
J. Fatima Martins