In the exhibition, Through the Lunch Box – Selected Works by Paul Kittelson, two hallmarks distinguish themselves: a boundless variety of media and an equally boundless variety of good humor. Paper, resin, glass, aluminum, steel, silicone, bronze, and Styrofoam are all found in this exhibition. A penetrating wit informs each piece, reflected in the absurdity of scale and a playful juxtaposition of materials.
Kittleson’s work resonates with memories of family gatherings, our consumer culture, and one of the primary themes of art – food. Dating back to the most ancient cave paintings, Roman mosaics, the tradition of Renaissance still life, and more recently, Pop Art masters such as Claes Oldenburg and Wayne Thiebaud, Kittelson continues a conversation that is as old as art itself – our everlasting absorption with food. Enjoy the surprising and delicious menu of Paul Kittelson!
Artist Reception: November 13th 11:30AM – 12:30PM