Kathleen Ryan in Fruiting Bodies
at Tanya Bonakdar Gallery, New York
June 23 — July 29, 2022
521 West 21st Street
New York, NY 10011
You are what you eat is an aphorism so often repeated, the power of its proposition hides in plain sight. Nevertheless, food is a powerful vehicle for storytelling, inextricably connected with the construction of personal and collective identity. In this exhibition, food functions as a medium and subject. Artists mine food’s cultivation, exchange, consumption, and the social and cultural rituals that accrue to it, as a means to examine complex intersections of history, politics, language, psychology, and natural science. A uniquely embodied form of knowledge, food offers fertile ground for artistic and intellectual inquiry into the human and more-than-human realms.