Art Windsor-Essex respectively acknowledges that we are located on Anishinaabe Territory – the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomi. Today the Anishinaabe of the Three Fires Confederacy are represented by Walpole Island First Nation. We want to state our respect for the historical and ongoing authority of Walpole Island First Nation over its Territory.
The Contemporary Sandwich Shop
June 1, 2018 - September 30, 2018
Sarah Beck, Waiter’s Hourglass, 2015, Heinz ketchuup, ketchup bottles, chrome-plated steel
The Contemporary Sandwich Shop is a group exhibition showcasing eight artists invested in ideas surrounding the consumption and commodification of food through a consumer lens. In each of their works, artists Elizabeth Buset, Chloe Wise, Kari Cholnoky, Aaron Moran, Shelley Niro, Sarah Beck, Rhonda Weppler, and Lynn Donoghue contemplate the ways in which the economics of food inform the human experience of meat, salt, preservatives, fast food and food naming.
Through monumental and provocative animal imagery, food-themed accessories, sculptures of sandwiches, food labels and insights into the food service industry, the works offer timely critiques on the business of food systems, such as food production, food consumption, and food distribution.