Seed Stage at the Whitney


Through January 4th visitors to the Whitney Museum of American Art can peer in on Corin Hewitt’s “Seed Stage”, a performance piece that exhibits the artist himself making the art that will populate the gallery walls. Hewitt’s processes (including not art-related processes) are made transparent to viewers, while he inhabits the space, not only creating artwork but doing his everyday things, many things food related, from the stash of vegetables grown by him earlier in the year to even including composting…yes, composting.

 

His methods include cooking, sculpting, heating and cooling, casting, canning, eating, and photographing both organic and inorganic materials. The result is an intimate examination of the cycles of transformation and transience.”

– Whitney Museum of American Art, “Corin Hewitt: Seed Stage”

 

 

 

 

An interesting display, I would say that it is worth checking out while in the city (though I do have a little more motivation having taken a food and sustainability class). More information is available on the Whitney Museum website: http://whitney.org/www/exhibition/hewitt.jsp


[Photos from http://whitney.org/www/exhibition/hewitt.jsp]

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a senior at Parsons the New School for Design, majoring in graphic design and photography, with an interest in fashion, illustration, web design, film and animation. Portfolio: http://www.katherine.pixelcandy.net/portfolio/

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