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'Food and the Art of Consumption' exhibition at Cal State Fullerton

Exhibit"Acquired Taste: Food and the Art of Consumption" opens Oct. 29 at Cal State Fullerton's Begovich Gallery.

The exhibition, curated by Alyssa Cordova and Heather Richards of Sixpack Projects, addresses the underlying issues surrounding food and consumption. With a growing awareness of food policy and politics — think Michael Pollan or "Food, Inc." — and a booming interest in the organic, local and slow food movements, the artwork featured in "Acquired Taste" highlights society's relationship with food through installations, sculpture and oil paintings.

Opening reception programming includes a cooking demonstration by chef Jonathan Dye, a participatory mural art project and a lecture by artist-in-residence Gregory Stewart. Also featured will be master preserver Delilah Snell's "Jam Van," a traveling exhibition of her work in a converted vintage Volkswagen van. She is featured regularly on KCRW-FM’s "Good Food" radio program.

The exhibition will be on view through Dec. 8.

Begovich Gallery, Cal State Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton, (657) 278-7750, acquiredtaste.sixpackprojects.com.

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Credits, from top: Rodrigo Calderon, Ashley Sinohui and Laurel Webster; Rebekah Myers and Timothy Berg

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