Upcoming Exhibition

April 23 – June 30, 2024

The Art of Food

279 Montauk Hwy • Water Mill, NY 11976

Upcoming Exhibition

April 23 – June 30, 2024

The Art of Food

279 Montauk Hwy • Water Mill, NY 11976

Featuring more than 100 works in a variety of media, The Art of Food: From the Collections of Jordan D. Schnitzer and His Family Foundation showcases how some of the most prominent artists of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have considered this universal subject. Organized thematically, this exhibition uses an artistic lens to examine food beyond its purpose as body fuel.

In its most prosaic sense, food is a physical necessity for survival, yet its overall significance transcends beyond mere sustenance. Food is integral to our communities, relationships, cultures and languages. People interact with food on varying levels. Some of us grow it; more of us buy it. We transform it by cutting, cooking and dressing it with spices, marinades and garnishes. We use food as an intermediary to connect with others through holiday meals, business lunches, dates and more. We fight over food. We deny food to others as a tool of suppression and cultural erasure. We fear for our health, feeding a growing global population and the effects of climate change on food production.

Through the works of artists such as Enrique Chagoya, Damien Hirst, Hung Liu, Analia Saban, Lorna Simpson and Andy Warhol, it becomes clear why food is a recurring subject in art, ever since the spark of human creativity was ignited thousands of years ago.

Featured Artists

  • Katherine Ace
  • Neal Ambrose-Smith
  • Chris Antemann
  • John Baldessari
  • Joseph Beuys
  • Enrique Chagoya
  • Corwin Clairmont
  • Warrington Colescott
  • Robert Cottingham
  • Abraham Cruzvillegas
  • Richard Estes
  • David Gilhooly
  • Robert Gober
  • Red Grooms
  • Damien Hirst
  • David Hockney
  • Jenny Holzer
  • Malia Jensen
  • Jasper Johns
  • Alex Katz
  • Ellsworth Kelly
  • Roy Lichtenstein
  • Hung Liu
  • Bruce Nauman
  • Claes Oldenburg
  • Robert Rauschenberg
  • Ed Ruscha
  • Alison Saar
  • Analia Saban
  • Jonathan Seliger
  • Lorna Simpson
  • Donald Sultan
  • Wayne Thiebaud
  • Andy Warhol
  • Rachel Whiteread
  • Sherrie Wolf

Past Exhibitions

2023

5833 Pelican Bay Blvd • Naples, FL 34108

November 18, 2023 – March 10, 2024

2023

11 NW 11th Street • Oklahoma City, OK 73103

February 2 – May 22, 2023

2022

1855 SW Broadway • Portland, OR 97201

August 30 – December 3, 2022

2021

1031 N Olive Rd • Tucson, AZ 85721

October 24, 2021 – March 20, 2022

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