Patrons to High Art and Hot Dogs
Features Work By Performance And Installation Artist Adam Wolpa
At U.Va.'S Fayerweather Gallery
January 8, 2002--
and Installation Artist Adam Wolpa
Jan. 17 through Feb. 14
through Saturday, noon to 6 p.m.
Reception, Friday, Jan. 18, 5 p.m.
artist/lecturer Adam Wolpa will show recent works at Fayerweather
Gallery, Jan. 17 through Feb. 14. The exhibition, "Condimentalism,"
features projects that relate to food, generosity and community,
recurring themes in Wolpa's work. An opening reception will be held
Friday, Jan. 18, 5 p.m. Wolpa will give a lecture on his work Thursday,
Jan. 24 at 5 p.m. in Campbell Hall, Room 160.
exhibition includes installation works containing food imagery.
The highlight will be the show's title work, "Condimentalism," a
performance piece that features a one-gauge Marklin toy train carrying
a cargo of Hebrew National hotdogs from inside the gallery to the
outside where students and passers by will be able to pick up a
project exists on many levels," said Wolpa who received a B.A. in
studio art from U.Va. in 1996 and an M.F.A. at the University of
Iowa. "The hotdogs are offered as a gift and parallels the idea
that art is a gift from the artist." For Wolpa, the selection of
Hebrew National hotdogs conveys a personal spiritual relationship
to his Jewish heritage. For him, the piece questions how we nourish
the void in our lives and touches on the ideas of consumption, popular
culture and satisfaction. "In the Bible," said Wolpa, "the idea
of a meal is always present."
Jane Ford, (434) 924-4298