Our dinner on 4 Dec will pair us with the art of Stephen Gamson. That is... we feel the food should complement the art style. It's obvious that food is visual, but it's almost an easier route to pair a dish with another entity using taste, smell, and feel (mouth texture). Maybe because the epicenter of these sensations occur within the mouth. You cannot see inside of your mouth, so the only visual aspect of a dish lies in presentation. There is always the factor of emotion and environment, but that's not as easily planned. There is also a message and there are also logistics. Minimalism may be as much as a necessity as it is a theme for matching food to art in this case... mainly due to the reality of transporting food and working in an unfamiliar setting. We will have to carry the spirit of our food into a different set of parameters... another guest appearance of the paradigm shift.
The Gamson originals are minimalistic but still convey messages that cross many boundaries. In works where he utilizes food, it's treated as a prop in the form of a bowl of spherical objects on a table (or objects composed of very simple shapes and colors)... not to bad of a stretch. We also hope to capture a generic feel as an expression for political food messages. Still, the menu is in the cultivation stage. The opportunity to do this dinner in conjunction with a different artistic element in the mix is exciting. There are some very ambitious indivisuals organizing this, and the energy is captivating.