The exhibition explores the relationship of food to culture. “Food defines us in so many ways,” said Margaret Hunt, Director of Utah Arts & Museums. “It’s connected to innumerable aspects of our existence: survival, comfort, religion, culture, economics, health, celebration, family. The artists in this exhibition were asked to think about how their favorite food is a telling characteristic of their culture.”
The word “fare” denotes nourishment, but it also connotes traveling or taking a journey, indicating how strongly food is linked to environment. “Fare” also defines an expense for something, and its homophone, “fair,” implies equality. Food can be costly for many and is certainly not equitably available. Current political debates hinge on welfare, and often we see warfare around the globe as a result of conflict over food.
“Fare” features works by Martin Blundell, Sam Wilson, Trent Call, Dorothee Martens, Anthony Siciliano, Shami Kanekar, Fahime Amiri, Kim Martinez and Joe Ostraff, among others.
The historic Glendinning Mansion, which houses the Alice Merrill Horne Gallery, is also home to the main offices of Utah Arts & Museums. The gallery is named after Alice Merrill Horne, founder of the Utah Arts Council.
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