The sale of yeast in the U.S. increased by 647% at the end of March and is still on the rise. Baking, during this shelter-in-place time has been one of the things that many people are using as a distraction, a family activity and a comfort.
Artists have always been inspired by the way we cultivate, prepare, transport and eat our food. The way in which an artist presents us with a vision of how they see an apple, or a wheat field gives us a new perspective and often turns the ordinary into the extraordinary.
Montoya and Ortiz
Luis Montoya and Leslie Ortiz have been creating food-focused sculptures since 1994.
Their sculptures are both masterful and playful and get the viewer to see a piece of fruit or vegetable, that we usually take for granted, in all its glory.
William Glackens was instrumental in creating an appreciation of modern art in America.
His works have a warmth that reflect the European influence and his American sensibility.
The culture of Haiti fascinated Bulman, who was born and raised in Michigan.
Many of Bulman’s works depict Haitian men, women and children carrying baskets of food on their heads.
Miami-based artist, Julio Larraz, began his career as a political cartoonist. His paintings have a carefully honed, sharp edged vision.
Larraz’s attention to detail has made him one of the world’s most influential Latin American painters.
Stephen Scott Young
A masterful watercolorist, Stephen Scott Young divides his time between his South Florida studio and his home in the Bahamas.
His works are part of the permanent collection of the Brandywine River Museum, the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida and many others.
The Art of Comfort Food at Surovek Gallery
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Hayley Peterson. Yeast and flour makers are ‘cranking out product like you wouldn’t believe’ to meet surging demand as isolated Americans turn to baking amid the pandemic. Business Insider. March 31,2020.
Camila Domonoske. Whaddaya Knead? Yeast And Baking Powder Top America’s Shopping Lists. NPR Special Series. The Coronavirus Crisis. April 3, 2020.
Valentina Di Liscia. What the Art World Is Cooking. Hyperallergic. April 28, 2020.