Join us for the Opening Reception for our show Icon! Icon invites artists to explore iconography and idolotry in our culture and society. This exquisite show is compelling and thoughtful, so please join us as we celebrate its opening! Free and open to all; this event has wine, snacks, and gorgeous art.
We invite you to indulge all your senses in this glorious evening of food, merriment, and art! Local chefs from Columbia are invited to pick a piece of art from the gallery to use as inspiration for a dish of finger food. We welcome you to enjoy this food with us, meet our chefs, and celebrate with other guests!
Tickets available at the door, while supplies last!
There’s a reason galleries around the world are filled with so many landscapes, seascapes and fantastical dreamscapes: at some point in our daily lives, we all crave an escape. For some that’s gazing out onto a golden hayfield beneath a huge mid-western sky, for others a view of a tumultuous ocean, or a languid wild-flower carpeted meadow, or maybe a view into another dimension, to a world other than our own.
In Scapes artists are invited to transform the gallery into a myriad of views - an exploration of the world we live in and worlds beyond, from the prosaic humdrum scapes of daily life, to inspirational views and escapist fantasies.
Language loves food: cornucopia, ambrosia, delicatessen, confectionery, aphrodisiac, and the show’s title, comestible, are such lovely words upon the tongue, that they almost have their own flavor. Just as food has inspired such a decadent linguistic feast, so too has it provided a font of creativity for the visual artist: think of those heaving tables of the Dutch Baroque period, Arcimboldo’s surreal fruit portraits, Cezanne’s apples, Thiebaud’s Cakes or the jello art of contemporary British food artists, Bompas and Parr.
In Comestible artists are invited to explore our love of food, its role as both a necessity and a luxury in a world where gluttony is far outpaced by hunger.