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FLATS Presents: Sustenance


Sustenance explores our relationship to the things we eat and their inextricable link to our personal and cultural identity.

For all living things, food is the first necessity. More than any other natural need, we have built the daily quest for sustenance into a vast array of experiences and feelings that are as diverse and limitless as the human race itself. Each culture contains unique ways to prepare and consume food. Of all the basic functions that are needed to survive, dining is the only action that is regularly practiced as an art form and a competition.

The artists in this exhibition touch on many of the roles played by food in our lives. For some, traditional dishes serve as a connection to their heritage or to satiate homesickness. Others recall lost love through particular eating habits. For each of our artists, food is a point of change between who they were and who they are— a comfort and a crutch on the path of growth.

Featuring the work of:
Shannon Duncan
Brenda Edith Franco
Rosine Kouamen
Emily Peacock
Moe Penders

Hosted in a home built by Abhinav Kumar, Aspiring Homemaker

FLATS is created and produced by Jessi Bowman and Cris Skelton

Earlier Event: December 7
Brindis