Sensory Iconoclasts

Sensory Iconoclasts Exhibition:

July 10th through September 10th, 2017
The exhibition is free and open to the public

ACO Art Reception:

Tuesday, August 8, 2017, 6 pm to 8 pm.
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Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art WOW! Dinner:

Wednesday, August 23, 2017, 6 pm to 7 pm.  
Highlighting a dish created in the project while holding a panel of the participants 
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In the past, the project has paired artists and chefs together fueling reciprocated inspiration as the chefs create a dish inspired by the artist and the artists create a work based on the chef.  This year they are getting back to the root of the creation, love for creativity, by reversing the creative process: Transposed Collaborative Experience. 

“SI ’17 promises to be the most incendiary, provocative to date.  Eve and I wanted to take each of the artist/chef participants out of their comfort zones by forcing them to switch roles for part of the project.  The idea is for one to mentor the other. For example, a figurative artist would teach the chef to paint, and the chef would inspire the painter to create a singular work in the kitchen.  I’m never more creative than when I first discover and try my hand at a new medium. There’s an emotion of exhilaration, which I liken to “falling in love” when I first become acclimated to a new creative outlet. I want all of our collaborators to fall in love a little bit this year.” -Case Dighero, Crystal Bridges’ Director of Culinary Programming and Events

Sensory Iconoclast is the creation of Case Dighero and Eve Smith. This will be the 5th year anniversary of the partnered curation of the exhibition as well as the works created between partners within it. 

Sensory Iconoclasts 2017 Participant Pairings: Case Dighero + Eve Smith, Tammy Varney + Garrett Hunt, Emily Lawson + Kat Wilson, William Lyle + Autumn Brown, Darwin Beyer + Jason Suel, Kelli J Zumwalt + Houston Hughes, Paula Jo Chitty Henry + Sara Segerlin, Jerrmy Gawthrop + Bryan Hembree & Shayla Christine Holder + Emily Smith

Sensory “All the Feels”

“I’m looking forward to spending time with Eve in the kitchen, allowing her to create her own style through watching my techniques, passions, tastes, and processes. Chefs build their own “mise en place” when designing plates and meals; similar to the way filmmakers and artists use “mise en scene” to construct an image for a shot on film or figure on canvass.  I love the intrinsic, but often surprising connections between our areas. It’s exciting to me; again, a little like falling in love.”  —Case Dighero

“I enjoy Sensory Iconoclasts because it’s collaborative in nature. Finding ways that different, unique art forms overlap and connect can create diverse and imaginative results.” —Jason Suel

“When we teamed up five years ago to produce our cheeky little crêpe/film project for the first Sensory Iconoclasts, it was the beginning of what has become a lasting friendship. Now, that friendship gets to inform and liberate our collaboration for the reunion. We can’t wait to see where that takes us.” —Sara Segerlin

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