At Palate to Plate at the Newport Art Museum, Artists Share Prints and Recipes
When printmakers get together, according to Boston Printmakers President Liz Shepherd, they love to share their process, their “recipe,” of how they created a particular print. And they love to share meals together. So it only made sense that the members of this organization would choose a food-related theme for this fall’s exhibition at Rhode Island’s Newport Art Museum, Palate to Plate, in which 99 print artists share a recipe and a print. Both categories run the gamut from earthy to inventive, from representational to abstract. Some of the categories are unusual (like two entries under “Souffle and Flan”). Those under “Last but not Least” poke fun at the theme, with a recipe for “limestone,” one for “hell’s broth,” (eye of newt, etc.) and a poem, “A cup of this.” Aline Feldman’s print (above) shows a family devouring her “Soy Sauce Chicken,” a straightforward and delicious recipe of chicken simmered in a seasoned soy sauce broth. Other recipes range across ethnic or geographic origins, such as New Mexican blue cornmeal or Thai sautéed “water spinach.”
Newport Art Museum, through January 2015. For hours, information on talks and a recipe-inspired reception, visit NewportArtMuseum.org.