Aesthetic Edibles & Polluted Paintings

Friday, September 13, 2013 at 4:00pm to 7:00pm

’62 Center for Theatre & Dance, Atrium 1000 Main St, Williamstown, MA 01267

Aesthetic Edibles & Polluted Paintings

Robin Gimm '14 hosts the art opening for her summer project Aesthetic Edibles & Polluted Paintings. Grilled cheese sandwiches with Cricket Creek Farm cheese will be served.

From Robin: In Aesthetic Edibles, I highlight the inherent beauty of plants in detailed ink drawings of common garden varieties. These plants are often valued for nothing more than food production. While we admire the aesthetic elegance of a rose, I do not know many people who choose to wax poetic about the flower of an eggplant. Moreover, many may not recognize the plants from which some of our favorite foods come. I find this unconscious ignorance of the origins of food distressing, considering the importance of food in our lives.
My other series, Polluted Paintings, addresses a variety of environmental and sustainability concerns, including climate change, food, water pollution, and biodiversity. Much of our sense of aesthetic beauty is derived from the environment around us. By reinterpreting famous artwork as if it was created in a polluted world, I aim to show what could be lost if we do nothing to redress these problems.

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ongoing exhibitions, Arts at Williams


Environmental Studies, Zilkha Center for Environmental Initiatives



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