Art Out: FOOD SEX ART the Starving Artists’ Cookbook
July 11 – August 10, 2018
Ryan Lee Gallery
515 West 26th Street | New York, NY
Photos by Aidan McLellen
The exhibition at RYAN LEE features a selection of 32 works from the roster of over 160 participating artists in the cookbook and video series that spanned from 1986 to 1991. The art duo collected art and recipes and recorded artists’ cooking during the “heyday” of New York’s East Village. EIDIA also traveled to Europe videotaping and collecting recipes in Paris, Cologne, London, Amsterdam, Verona and Milan.
Paul Lamarre and Melissa Wolf are artists from New York City who work collaboratively under the name EIDIA (“Everything I Do Is Art.”) Together, they serve as co-executive directors of EIDIA House, a Brooklyn-based meeting place and forum for artists, scholars, poets, writers, architects and others interested in “idée force” the arts as an instrument for positive social change. EIDIA’s practice presents its form through multimedia installations, photography, sculpture, video, painting and aesthetic research. Their endeavors explore the dynamics of art politics, social spaces and the environment. EIDIA works are in numerous private collections, museums, art institutions and in over 200 prominent universities and colleges internationally.
In conjuction with the exhibition, EIDIA will present Done Decks in RLWindow. Concurrently on view at the gallery is Christopher Cook: Shadows We Run For (July 11–August 10). For press inquiries, please contact Bridget Casey at email@example.com or 212-397-0742.