|JANUARY 2018 ART EXHIBIT|
Tastes of Texture
Paintings by Bridget Kunz
January 2 - 30, 2018
Bridget M. Kunz grew up in Congers, NY and earned an International Baccalaureate diploma from Clarkstown High School North in 2012 where she was president of the National Art Honor Society in her senior year. She attended college at Binghamton University where she earned her B.A. in Studio Art & Design and B.S. in Human Development, graduating with Summa Cum Laude and Studio Art Honors.
Since graduating 2 years ago, Kunz works as a painting instructor, freelance artist-photographer, and as a client relations specialist for a high-end pool design company. She recently wrote and illustrated a children’s e-book titled “Riley the Mixed Up Pup”, which is available on Amazon’s Kindle store.
Armed with my love of food and several sets of chalk pastels, I decided to explore the textures of various foods for my undergraduate art thesis. Textures of Taste is a series of images that depict different foods, drawn from photographs I have taken. I specifically avoid the inclusion of utensils as to not distract the viewer’s attention from the detailed textures.
I chose to explore food textures, not only because I’m a self-proclaimed ‘foodie’, but also due to desiring to explore our society’s bigger/more/faster/better mentality. Many Americans are fortunate to have access to so many food options of varying nutritional levels and affordability, yet with the fast-pace with which we operate our lives we often do not take time to appreciate what is right in front of us. I hope my series prompts viewers to take a moment and observe what they are consuming for food at their next meal; if not to enjoy it more, than simply to appreciate what they have.